ERIC Number: ED332133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Proposals Relating to Increasing Housing Opportunities for Homeless Persons. Discussion Paper 91-1.
Rose, Laura; Matthias, Mary
This paper provides a basis for discussion of housing proposals relating to increasing housing opportunities for homeless persons in Wisconsin. Six major topics relating to housing for homeless and potentially homeless persons are presented. Issues are listed under each topic. For each issue, background information is provided and alternatives for discussion are listed. It is noted that alternatives are derived primarily from proposals from the Special Committee on Homelessness members; testimony received at public hearings; and staff review of proposals from other sources. The first topic is the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. Financial support for multi-family housing and assistance for home purchase are discussed. The second topic presented is transitional and affordable housing. Transitional housing, a community land trust, mobile and manufactured homes, and use of surplus state lands for low-income housing are discussed. The third topic is tax credits and exemptions, focusing on the low-income housing tax credit, charitable contribution tax incentive program, and lender credit. The final three topics include rent escrow assistance, waiver of restrictive building codes, and tenant home repair and rental responsibility. The appendix includes a list of income and rent restrictions for the Wisconsin Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program arranged by counties. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison.