Community Development Digest

Wisconsin

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HUD Clarifies ‘Equal Participation’ for Faith-based Groups

The Department of Housing & Urban Development issues a proposed rule that would amend its existing regulations pertaining to equal participation of faith-based organizations in HUD programs.

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HUD Rethinks Federalization of WI’s Regional Business Fund

The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), acting on an inquiry from Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), is reviewing its decision to re-federalize funds from the Regional Business Fund (RBF), a revolving loan fund used by small business owners and entrepreneurs in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin City Targets Low-Cost Housing

The developers were among six entities who responded to a city request for proposals in August to use the new Affordable Housing Fund to help secure federal low-income housing tax credits substantial enough to make a project work.

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Unique Firm Nabs Important SBA 8(a) Certification

One Prospect Technologies, a Milwaukee-based subsidiary of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC), the economic development arm of the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Tribe, has been certified as a participant in the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program.

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Jobs Program Sees Funding Boost

A new law allocates an additional $35.4 million to the Wisconsin Fast Forward program, which provides workforce job training in manufacturing, construction and customer service sectors.

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Mixed-Use Wisconsin Project Proceeds

The first mixed-use housing development in Wanuakee, WI broke ground and will provide 78 apartment units and 3,500 square-feet of commercial space in the downtown area. The nearly $8 million project includes $1.2 million in equity from investors. A portion of affordable units has been set-aside ...

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Wisconsin Steps Closer to Doubling Historic Tax Credit

The Wisconsin Assembly has approved doubling a tax credit for developers of historic properties built prior to 1936.

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Package of Workforce Development Bills Introduced in Wisconsin

Wisconsin legislators aim to improve the state's workforce development pipeline with a slate of eight bills they've introduced. Gov. Scott Walker (R) and other leaders say the bills will be major priorities this fall session. Walker expects the proposals to build on a recent $100 million investmen...

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CDC’s Charter School Project Aims to Spur Jobs

Within minutes of a conversation about development, Howard Snyder's passion becomes crystal clear.

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Waterfront Redevelopment Planned Near Green Bay

The city's development plan describes the project as "a means of advancing revitalization in the Sturgeon Bay West Waterfront Area."

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