Governor Doyle Announces over $7 Million to Benefit Homeless Persons


WISCONSIN DELLS – Governor Jim Doyle today announced $7,270,027 to 136 organizations across Wisconsin for emergency shelter and transitional housing programs administered by the Division of Housing and community development in the Department of Commerce (Commerce).  Commerce Secretary Mary P. Burke announced the awards on behalf of the Governor at the Wisconsin Conference on Homelessness at the Ho-Chunk Casino, Hotel and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells.   

“My priority as Governor is to create opportunity for all Wisconsin citizens,” Governor Doyle said.  “By providing more emergency shelter and transitional housing services, we can help more Wisconsin families struggling to find a home, and put them on a path to a better life.”

The award breakdown is as follows:


  • $5,180,769 to 122 agencies through the Emergency Shelter Grant/Transitional Housing Grant/ Homelessness Prevention Grant Programs
  • $1,037,000 to 8 agencies through the HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program

$648,202  to 5 agencies through the  Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH).

  •  One award totaling $404,409 through the statewide Critical Assistance Program


Please follow this link to a list of awardees, sorted by county  If a grantee serves more than one county,  the award is listed in each county served.


For more information about Commerce housing programs, contact Marty Evanson, Commerce, 608/267-2713.