Dept. of Commerce: Commerce Secretary Burke Announces Funding For Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc.

For Immediate Release: August 25, 2005

Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661

HAYWARD – As part of Governor Jim Doyle’s Northern Tour, Department of Commerce (Commerce) Secretary Mary P. Burke announced yesterday that Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. will receive a $291,600 Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Rental Housing Development Program grant administered by Commerce. Secretary Burke presented the grant on behalf of Gov. Doyle.

“An important part of having a strong, prosperous state is ensuring there is access to affordable housing,” said Governor Doyle. “By providing funding to the Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc., we will further our commitment to helping all Wisconsin residents gain access to affordable housing.”

“The Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. would like to thank Governor Doyle and the Department of Commerce for funding this collaborative project,” said Jerry Estreen, Indianhead Housing Director.

The Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. will use the grant to develop six units of rental housing for the low-income population. This project will enable low-income families to become self-sufficient. This project will leverage $589,560 in additional public investment.

The CHDO Rental Housing Development Program is designed to assist affordable housing development opportunities that include acquisition, rehabilitation, and construction of rental housing for low-income individuals.

For more information about the CHDO Rental Housing Development Program, contact Marty Evanson, Commerce, at 608/267-2713