Rental Housing Development (RHD)

The Rental Housing Development (RHD) Program assists eligible housing organizations, including Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), with funds to develop affordable rental housing. For-profit corporations may partner with the above-mentioned groups or apply directly for RHD funds.

The funds must serve households at or below 60% of the County Median Income (CMI). Projects receiving HOME funds are subject to rent limitations for a specified period of time. Funds may be used for acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction activities. The HOME RHD Application and Guide are available below. Application submission dates are June 1st and October 15th. There is also a first-come, first-served set-aside for small (less than or equal to 20 units), rural projects or supportive housing projects. These applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered as funding is available. Those applying as a CHDO must submit full certification documentation at the time of application.

This program is part of the Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources, Wisconsin Department of Administration. It is federally funded through HUD’s Home Investment Partnership’s Program.




CHDO Application and Recertification
HOME Rent Limits
Section 3 Report
RHD Fact Sheet
RHD Program Guide 
RHD Application ​ 
RHD Activity Set-up Report  
RHD Payment Request Form 
RHD Completion Report 
Form 9-Rental Housing Spread Sheet
RHD Compliance Data Report 2019 

RHD In-Service Report Requirements

RHD Form 12 Environmental Review ​Instructions

RHD Form 12 Environmental Review Fillable​


Information regarding the Rental Housing Development Program may be obtained by contacting the RHD Program Manager at (608) 266-7531.