MADISON, Wis. — In case you missed it, Governor Tony Evers is helping to expand affordable housing in the Milwaukee area. Yesterday, he announced an additional $32.4 million for multifamily and affordable housing developments. Gov. Evers understands Wisconsinites are struggling with rising costs — that’s why he has taken steps to ensure Wisconsinites can pay for what they need.
This year, Gov. Evers signed an executive order prohibiting gas and diesel price gouging and led a coalition of governors asking Congress to declare a federal gas tax holiday. Gov. Evers has also signed an emergency order prohibiting infant formula price gouging. These orders protect Wisconsinites from predatory pricing and help vulnerable families get what they need.
Rising costs are a serious concern among many Wisconsin families — that’s why Gov. Evers found common ground with both parties to deliver historic tax relief for Wisconsin families and businesses. This year, 86% of Wisconsinites are seeing a 15% income tax cut or more.
Gov. Evers is connecting the dots and doing the right thing for Wisconsin.
Read more below.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 11 Milwaukee-area affordable apartment developments are getting more public funds.
“Around $12.4 million is coming from federal American Rescue Plan Act funding as well as money from the federal National Housing Trust, according to Monday’s announcement from Gov. Tony Evers and Elmer Moore Jr., chief executive officer and executive director of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.”
“The $32.4 million will help fill financing gaps caused by rising construction costs, interest rate increases and supply chain delays.”
‘“Wisconsin’s need for safe, affordable housing has grown, so we also chose not to limit the awards to the ARPA funds,” said Moore.”
Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee projects to share in $32.4 million in state affordable housing grants
“Ten affordable apartment developments in Milwaukee, including several clustered around North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, were awarded additional grants by the state to contend with increasing construction prices and other pressures.”