Guides to Programs and Resources
- Advocates Guide of the National Low Income Housing Coalitionincludes one page descriptions of federal housing programs.
- Programs of HUD is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s compendium of departmental programs
- Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and its programs
- Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Housing programs, including federally funded programs administered by the state:
- Wisconsin Front Door has apartments listed from every county of the state, and allows you to search based on availability, rent amount, handicap accessibility, Income Restrictive, accepts Section 8 vouchers and much more. Many of the units are available for immediate occupancy.
For information about national and regional trends including housing prices, affordability, demographic changes:
- Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (State of the Nation’s Housing Annual Report)
- National Home Builders Association
For local data on housing prices, rents, demographics, and other characteristics:
- U. S. Census: and U.S. Census Bureau – American FactFinder
Your source for population, housing, economic and geographic information
- Fannie Mae Foundation Data Site
For local (county) data on affordability and rental rates:
- Out of Reach, a report on housing affordability in each county for a minimum wage household and the minimum wage needed to afford housing in a county (National Low Income Housing Coalition)
- Paycheck to Paycheck (National Housing Conference)
- HUD Fair Market Rents
For county data on average house prices from the Wisconsin Realtors Association
A rich source of data on property values is the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Integrated Property Assessment System. The initial focus is the creation of a statewide database of Real Estate Transfer Returns.
Local governments may also have other data sources available such as building permits and crime statistics that can be used to examine trends in a neighborhood.
For background on issues, best practices, policy:
- U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- KnowledgePlex – Fannie Mae Foundation bibliographic search for topical housing articles and meetings
National nonprofit housing organizations that offer policy analysis and research:
Organizations that are national intermediaries supporting local nonprofit organizations through funding, technical assistance, and training: