The Housing Cost Reduction Initiative (HCRI) was created in 1989, by the Governor and the Wisconsin Legislature. The State set aside these funds to provide housing assistance to low- and moderate-income (LMI) households seeking to own decent, safe, affordable housing. The Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) awards these funds to eligible applicants through a biennial funding cycle.
Eligible HCRI Program activities include:
Foreclosure Prevention: Grantees can provide payment on behalf of homeowner to prevent foreclosure and/or utility disconnections. Costs include payments to cover mortgage, property tax, principal, interest, and/or arrearages.
HCRI funding cannot be used to provide assistance for development costs, improvements to dwelling units, or payments on a construction or rehabilitation loan.
HCRI Project Monitoring Checklist
HHR and HCRI 2022 and 2023 application instructions
HHR and HCRI 2023 and 2023 Blank Application Form
Household Income Limits
HCRI Quarterly Report
HCRI Invoicing Video
Profile Management Administrator (PMA) Basics Video
HCRI Program Manager
Department of Administration
Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources
P.O. Box 7970
Madison, WI 53707-7970