Bipartisan state bills would address Wisconsin’s housing shortage
According to Wisconsin Public Radio, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers introduced a package of bills recently that aim to address the affordable housing crisis in Wisconsin.
The bills will facilitate easier local government approval for local housing projects as well as target high construction costs through low- to zero-interest loans for certain projects.
To keep up with current demand, Wisconsin will need to build at least 140,000 housing units by the end of the decade. The present shortage negatively impacts quality of life, economic development, community growth, and local school systems.