Across Wisconsin many employees can simply not afford to live where they work.
This is true in big cities and small rural communities. Both the availability and price of housing is not in line with the needs of those working in jobs that are vital to the success of our communities. Imagine a teacher, city employee, service or retail worker not able to afford a simple home in the community they serve.
We hope to aggregate news and highlight programs that are working to provide affordable workforce housing in Wisconsin. We will advocate for state and local policies that improve the more affordable housing markets. We will encourage developers to build new homes that are affordable for those working for Wisconsin while still making a fair profit on the work they do. We will encourage communities and neighborhoods to become partners in meeting these needs. We will highlight what others have done as a form of "Best Practices" in the State and Country. Finally, we will provide direct links to resources and programs in the State.
We believe Wisconsin employers will support these efforts so they can successfully recruit workers to fill the thousands of job openings now hampered by a shortage of affordable housing.
Safe, affordable housing makes a difference in the lives of children and families impacting both education and health. We are supporting affordable housing because it is good for business, good for families, good for communities and good for Wisconsin.
Executive Director WIPPS
egiordano [at] uwsa.edu
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