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    Welcome to the Department of Housing


    The City of Racine Housing Deparment offers the following programs: 

    • Home improvement (repair) loans at fixed, low-interest rates to qualified owner occupants;
    • Property improvement (repair) loans to investors whose tenants are low-moderate income households;
    • Rehabbed and new construction homes through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP); and
    • Energy efficiency loans through the Racine Energy Efficiency Program (REEP).


    All loans are at a fixed interest rate ranging from 1% to 5%, for a term up to 20 years.  For more information regarding the loan programs, please visit the Home Rehabilitation Loans section of the website.  Please note that all contractors performing work for the Department must be familiar with the City of Racine Housing Rehabilitation Specifications and Guidelines and be on our Contractor List**. 


    Through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, the city is able to reinvest in existing neighbohoods and remove blight and increase property values, providing improved and upgraded homes at an affordable price and making owning a quality home possible.  For more information about the Neighborhood Stabilzation Program as well as a listing of current homes for sale, please visit the NSP section of the website.


    **If you are a licensed contractor and Interested in working on projects for the City of Racine Housing Department, please fill out the Request for Qualifications which can be found by clicking here.  If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact the Housing Department at (262) 636-9197 or Housing@CityofRacine.org.





    Contact Information

    City of Racine Housing Department 
    City Hall, Room 102
    730 Washington Ave.
    Racine, Wisconsin 53403
    Phone:  262-636-9197
    Fax:       262-635-5347

    Email: Housing@cityofracine.org 




    Director of City Development  
    Brian O'Connell, AICP

    Lending Specialist  
    Dora Garcia 

    Housing Technician  
    Michael Lechner 

    Community Development Program Specialist
    Jeff Vitton, AICP



    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:55 p.m.


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