housing authority

Taylor County Housing Authority 
Denise Johnson, Director

Location & Mailing Address:
224 South Second Street
Medford, WI 54451

Phone:  715.748.1456
Fax: 715.748.1415

*Office Located on First Floor of Courthouse

Usual Office Hours are Monday – Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. but hours vary.
Please call ahead or schedule an appointment.

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 On February 5, 1992, the Taylor County Board of Supervisors passed a Fair Housing Ordinance. It is a declared policy of the County that all persons shall have an equal opportunity for housing.

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Housing Cost Reduction Initiative (HCRI) HCRI assistance is intended for lower income households. We can provide interest-free loans for past due rent, past due utility bills, first month’s rent, security deposits and utility deposits, homeowners with past due mortgage payments, property taxes, utilities and homeowner’s insurance. Home buyers’ assistance in the form of down payments and closing costs will be offered as well. Short term renters’ assistance will be available for rent and security / utility deposits and past due utilities. Funds are limited do to Revolving Loan Program.

Section 8 Long-Term Rental Program
This program is no longer administered by Taylor County Housing Authority Please Contact Central WI Community Action Council, Inc  (608) 254-8353

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
CDBG funds are available on a limited basis for home repairs to income-eligible homeowners. We will provide help with siding, wiring, heating, roofing, plumbing, insulation, grab bars, foundation repairs, well/septic systems, accessibility modifications and replacing doors and windows. Emergency funds are available for well / septic replacement, lead-based paint/asbestos abatement and hazardous wiring, heating or roofing. This is a 0% interest free deferred payment loan program.

HCRI Homebuyers Program
Funds will be available to income-eligible households for purchasing a home. The home must be located in Taylor County. We can assist with a 0% interest, deferred payment home loan for 10% of a down payment and/or 100% of closing costs. The loan becomes payable in full when the home purchased is no longer the primary residence.

Home Program
Home program is a lot like the CDBG program, however this loan program can assist with new building and to Rehab the home, the home must have been purchased with in the last 2 years.