Wisconsin Help For Homeowners

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Wisconsin Help for Homeowners (WHH) is a statewide program for help with overdue bills like mortgage payments, property taxes, utilities, and more. The program was open to individuals and families who live in Wisconsin with overdue housing-related bills, both with and without a mortgage, who meet income and other eligibility requirements, and have experienced a qualified economic hardship since January 21, 2020.   

Applications closed on March 8, 2024

Who Can Apply? | Where to Go for Help​ | Program Data and Background Information

U​p to $40,000 per household was previously available to help with overdue housing bills.​​

Utility and Home Energy Pa​yments

Help with Mortgage Payments and Other Household Bills

Services to help you stay in your home

Please note applications closed March 8, 2024​.

​Program Qualifications

You may qualify if you meet all of the following:

  1. If you are a Wisconsin homeowner living in a:
    • Single-family home
    • Duplex
    • Condo
    • Factory-built home
  2. You have been financially impacted since January 21, 2020.
  3. Your hou​sehold income is less than or equal to 100% of either the U.S. or county median, whichever is greater​.​ Check your income here​!

How to get more information: ​

  • Check on your online application via the Neighborly application portal​. (Language options available for English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali)  
  • For additional information or assistance, or questions about your application, please reach out to your regional program contact(See chart below) ​


If you are facing foreclosure and have experienced a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may contact your local agency for more information about alternative programs that may be available to assist you. 

​Additional Resources: 

Regional Contact List


​Counties Served​
​Contact Information

​Fond du Lac, Calumet, Green Lake, Winnebago



​2. Cap Services

​Marquette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara



​​3. Central Wisconsin CAC

​Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Juneau, Sauk



​4. Community Action Coalition for South Central WI

​Dane, Jefferson, Waukesha



​​5. Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties 

​Rock, Walworth



​6. Couleecap

​Brown, Crawford, Florence, Forest, La Crosse, Langlade, Marinette, Menominee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Shawano, Vernon



7. Foundation for Rural Housing 

​Washington, Ozaukee



8. Lakeshore CAP

​Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan​



9. North Central CAP

​Lincoln, Marathon, Rusk, ​Taylor, Wood​



10. Northwest CSA

​Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron, Price​



11. Racine Kenosha CAA

​Racine, Kenosha

​Racine: 262-637-8377

Kenosha: 262-657-0840


12. TBD


13. Southwest CAP

Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland​



14. West CAP

Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Sawyer,

St. Croix, Washburn​



​15. Western Dairyland EOC

Buffalo, Clark, Eau Claire, Jackson, Trempealeau​

Eau Claire: 715-530-5054​

Buffalo, Clark, Trempleau: 608-863-4000


​Applications closed March 8, 2024

Please note that a submitted application does not guarantee assistance.

Data below current as of 5/28/2024

Percentage of households receiving housing counseling: 27%

Number of households that have received tax assistance: 2213

Number of households that have received assistance for past due mortgages: 5402​

Quarterly & Annual Reports

QPR 1 2022

QPR 2 2022

QPR 3 2022

QPR 4 2022

2022 Annual Report

QPR 1 2023

QPR 2 2023

QPR 3 2023

QPR 4 ​2023

2023 Annual Report

Additional Program Information: 

The Department of Administration, Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources (DEHCR) ​is administering the Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program, with funding from the Homeowners Assistance Fund established under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.​


The WHH program provides housing grants to owner-occupied households who have experienced a financial hardship since January 21, 2020, based on income level. 

Financial hardship is defined as: 

  • A material reduction in income or material increase in living expenses associated with the coronavirus pandemic that has created or increased a risk of mortgage delinquency, mortgage default, foreclosure, loss of utilities or home energy services, or displacement for a homeowner.​

Eligible types of expenses under this program may include but are not limited to: 

  • ​mortgage and interest payments 
  • real estate taxes 
  • ​condominium, association and lot fees 

The property must be the owner's primary residence. Vacation homes, rentals, cabins, and second homes are ineligible for assistance through WHH.

Mortgage Servicers, utility providers, and service providers of eligible program expenses who are interested in participating in the program should review the Vendor Information FAQ and contact whh@wisconsin.gov​ for a participation packet.​

The final state program plan approved by the U.S. Treasury is available here​. 

Two public hearings were held during the initial program review period.​ View the re​cording here​.

This initiative​ is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration and funded by the American Rescue Plan Act through the U.S. Department of Treasury.  

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