2022 Wisconsin Housing Symposium

Summary The 2022 Wisconsin Housing Symposium brought together experts, innovators, practitioners, and Extension colleagues to learn and discuss housing needs and responses across the state. This event included presentations and conversations related to building context and knowledge of housing in Wisconsin, accessing and applying data to local needs, exploring approaches and innovations to community-led housing […]


Housing is an essential element in the revitalization of downtown districts. Demographic and lifestyle changes create new opportunities for specific residential segments and housing categories. This section provides an abbreviated method for assessing general market opportunities using a simple demand and supply analysis for a community. A more focused assessment of downtown housing opportunities is […]

WIndicators Volume 4, Number 3: Seasonal and Recreational Housing Units in Wisconsin

OVERVIEW The development of seasonal and recreational housing units in Wisconsin reflects the economic transitions of many counties that were formerly dependent on natural resource extraction to a current reliance on services, hospitality, and recreation. With these transformations also come regional opportunities and challenges related to the growth of seasonal and recreational housing. KEY POINTS […]

Integrating Affordable, Multi-Family Housing and Clean Energy Solutions

Summary Peter Kilde, CCAP, Executive Director of West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency (West CAP) discusses the successful development of high-quality, affordable multi-family housing that integrates cutting-edge clean, renewable energy. Webinar Recording Additional Materials Integrating Affordable, Multi-Family, Energy-Efficient Housing, PowerPoint About the Project About Our Presenter Peter Kilde, CCAP, is Executive Director of West Central […]

Addressing Affordable Housing in Rural Communities, A Developer’s Perspective

Summary Real estate development professional and creative entrepreneur, Heidi Zimmer, discusses affordable housing in rural communities and shares her experience and perspective as a developer. Webinar Recording Additional Materials A Developer’s Perspective, PowerPoint About Our Presenter Heidi Zimmer is the founder of Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield, Wisconsin, and President of Zimmer Development, LLC. Heidi has over […]

April 15, 2020 Lunch N Learn: A Study Group Approach to Housing

Summary Kristin Runge and Sharon Lezberg discuss how communities can use a study group approach to address housing needs, looking at Waunakee in Dane County as a case study. Webinar Recording Additional Materials Lunch-n-Learn-Housing-Study-Groups Explore Our Lunch-n-Learn Series

WIndicators Volume 1, Number 4: Housing Issues Affecting Wisconsin

Housing is becoming an issue in Wisconsin. Housing prices are growing while new additions to the housing stock appear to be lagging. As other parts of the U.S. have serious issues related to housing stress (defined as income to housing cost ratios), Wisconsin may also be starting to show signs as well. As the Wisconsin […]

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