The issues of affordable housing and insufficient housing education in Wisconsin were already at a crisis level prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has further affected declining homeownership rates, gaps with property tax foreclosure and an aging housing stock.
Take Root® Wisconsin is a new Statewide Homeownership Network that brings together private-public stakeholders to increase homeownership and help people fix and stay in their homes. The Network is a consortium of community organizations, housing counseling agencies, Realtors, lenders, government leaders, and other groups working to promote sustainable homeownership. As a program within WISCAP, the Network will bring together new stakeholders, promote and develop new resources, implement strategies to dismantle housing discrimination and inequities, and more.
Visit our member page to learn more about the benefits of joining Take Root Wisconsin and to access a link to our application.