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National Housing Trust Fund

The Governor has designated the Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) to be the administrator of the National Housing Trust Fund program in Wisconsin.

The National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) was created by the Housing & Economic Recovery Act of 2008, and was designed to provide additional resources to construct and rehabilitate housing for extremely low-income families across the nation.  The first funding awards through the NHTF were made in 2016.  It is expected that each state will continue to receive an annual allocation of NHTF funds in the future.

For copies of past Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plans, questions, or comments, please contact or

2020 Housing Trust Fund

The May 2020 competitive Housing Trust Fund round will make $1.9 million available. Eligible projects include those that received 2019 or 2020 competitive 9% or 4%/state Housing Tax Credits. Projects will be eligible to apply for HTF in this round regardless of having received a previous HTF allocation.

View Spring 2020 FAQs - Updated 6/4/20

Note - Applications will be accepted until June 12th at 5:00 PM CST

Housing Trust Fund Application Materials