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HUD Wisconsin

Provides homeownership and foreclosure avoidance information

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

(800) 334-6873

Provides affordable housing across Wisconsin

Waterstone Mortgage First Time Home Buyer Programs

(414) 305-1844

Provides assistance to first-time home buyers

Housing Resources, Inc

(414) 461-6330

Helps Wisconsin residents purchase their homes

The Women’s Center


The Employment Program for women; one-on-one employment counseling, mock interviews, resume writing, networking support groups in English and Spanish, case managment services

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Cooperative

(414) 263-5450

Training and support for business planning, financing; courses, support groups

Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee

(414) 286-5678

Provides affordable housing and assistance to Milwaukee residents

Milwaukee Department of City Development

Financial assistance and loans for people seeking housing in Milwaukee

Food Pantry Assistance


The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that provides food commodities to distribution sites. Food pantries and prepared meal sites receive commodities and they are distributed with other foods. If you need food assistance, you may be eligible to receive food from food pantries, or prepared meals at meal sites.

FoodShare Wisconsin


FoodShare Wisconsin was created to help stop hunger and to improve nutrition and health. FoodShare helps people with limited money buy the food they need for good health. Each month, people across Wisconsin get help from FoodShare. They are people of all ages who have a job but have low incomes, are living on small or fixed income, have lost their job, retired or are disabled and not able to work.

CAP Services


The mission of CAP Services is to bring about a permanent increase in the ability of low-income individuals to become economically and emotionally self-sufficient. CAP Services, Inc. has been on the front-line of the war on poverty since 1966. CAP, a private, non-profit corporation, offers programs in Marquette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca, and Waushara counties. CAP Services is headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin with offices in each of the five counties it serves. Nearly three dozen programs are offered by CAP Services through four departments to help people attain economic and emotional self-sufficiency.

Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC)


Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC) seeks to develop the economic and social capacities of individuals, families and communities in Dane, Jefferson and Waukesha Counties. Founded in 1966, CAC has created and operated a wide variety of programs aligned with our mission. CAC actively engages all parts of our communities in the struggle to eliminate poverty. We build on the strengths, assets and capacities of low-income people and communities to develop solutions to poverty.

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