234.03(13) (13)To purchase and enter into commitments for the purchase of mortgages and securities if the authority shall first determine that the proceeds of the sale of such mortgages and securities to the authority will be utilized for the purpose of residential housing for occupancy by persons or families of low and moderate income and to enter into agreements with sponsors of residential facilities, as defined in s. 46.28 (1) (d) and (e), and with eligible sponsors, mortgagors or issuers of securities for the purpose of regulating the planning, development and management of housing projects financed in whole or in part by the proceeds of the mortgages or securities purchased by the authority.
234.03(13g) (13g)To make or participate in the making and enter into commitments for the making of loans for the refinancing of mortgage loans under s. 234.605 and to enter into agreements with any banking institution, savings bank, savings and loan association, or credit union organized under the laws of this or any other state or of the United States having an office in this state regarding the refinancing of mortgage loans under s. 234.605.
234.03(13m) (13m)To purchase and enter into commitments for the purchase of veterans housing loans made pursuant to s. 45.37, 2017 stats.
234.03(13s) (13s)To purchase and enter into commitments for the purchase of housing rehabilitation loans.
234.03(14) (14)To sell collateral, mortgages and security interests at public or private sale, to modify or alter collateral, mortgages and security interests, to foreclose on any such collateral, mortgage or security interest or commence any action to protect or enforce any right conferred upon it by any law, mortgage, security agreement, contract or other agreement, and to bid for and purchase property which was the subject of such collateral, mortgage or security interest, at any foreclosure or at any other sale, to acquire and to take possession of any such property; and in such event the authority may complete, administer, pay the principal and interest on any obligations incurred in connection with such property, and dispose of and otherwise deal with such property in such manner as may be necessary or desirable to protect the interests of the authority therein.
234.03(15) (15)To acquire or contract to acquire from any person by grant, purchase, or otherwise, leaseholds, real, or personal property or any interest therein; and to own, hold, clear, improve, and rehabilitate and to sell, assign, exchange, transfer, convey, lease, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of or encumber the same. Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to impede the operation and effect of local zoning, building, and housing ordinances or ordinances relating to subdivision control, land development, fire prevention, or other ordinances having to do with housing or housing development.
234.03(15m) (15m)To establish and administer programs of grants to counties, municipalities and eligible sponsors of housing projects for persons of low and moderate income, to pay organizational expenses, administrative costs, social services, technical services, training expenses or costs incurred or expected to be incurred by counties, municipalities or sponsors for land and building acquisition, construction, improvements, renewal, rehabilitation, relocation or conservation under a plan to provide housing or related facilities, if the costs are not reimbursable from other private or public loan, grant or mortgage sources.
234.03(16) (16)To lease real or personal property and to accept federal funds for and participate in such federal housing programs as are enacted on May 4, 1976 or at any future time, except that the authority may not accept without the consent of the governor federal funds under federal housing programs enacted after May 8, 1982 if issuance of the authority's bonds or notes is not required to participate in the programs.
234.03(17) (17)To procure insurance against any loss in connection with its property and other assets and to procure insurance on its debt obligations.
234.03(18) (18)Except as provided in sub. (18m), to invest any funds held in reserve or sinking funds or any moneys not required for immediate use or disbursement at the discretion of the authority in such investments as may be lawful for fiduciaries in the state, if at least 50 percent of any funds held in any reserve or sinking fund be invested in obligations of the state or of the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States or obligations, the principal and interest of which are guaranteed by the United States or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States.
234.03(18m) (18m)
234.03(18m)(a)(a) From the funds described under sub. (18), to invest directly or through a financial intermediary a total of not more than $1,000,000 of its general funds in business entities having their principal places of business in this state, including their affiliates, which are independently owned and operated and which employ fewer than 25 full-time employees or have gross annual sales of less than $2,500,000, to enable those business entities to do any of the following:
234.03(18m)(a)1. 1. Market research.
234.03(18m)(a)2. 2. Develop, construct a prototype of or test a product.
234.03(18m)(a)3. 3. Develop a business plan.
234.03(18m)(a)4. 4. Any other activity, relating to research or development or both, to help the business entity develop new products.
234.03(18m)(b) (b) To enter into an agreement with a business in which funds are invested under par. (a). Under that agreement, if the business earns a profit as a result of the investment it shall repay the authority, in the form of a royalty or otherwise, all or part of the amount invested plus interest.
234.03(18m)(c) (c) To give a preference, when investing in a business entity under par. (a), to a business entity engaging in the sale of a product with a demonstrated potential to be marketed outside this state.
234.03(19) (19)To consent, whenever it deems it necessary or desirable in the fulfillment of its corporate purpose, to the modification of any loan, contract or agreement of any kind to which the authority is a party.
234.03(20) (20)To adopt such rules and set such standards as are necessary to effectuate its corporate purpose with respect to financing economic development lending, mortgage lending, construction lending and temporary lending.
234.03(21) (21)To purchase and enter into commitments to purchase all or part of economic development loans and to lend funds to financial institutions agreeing to use the funds immediately to make economic development loans, if the authority determines that a conventional loan is unavailable on reasonably equivalent terms and conditions.
234.03(22) (22)To require and hold collateral to secure economic development loans and to require participating financial institutions to attest to the best of their ability to the value of the collateral.
234.03(23) (23)To establish other terms and conditions of economic development loans, including providing for prepayment penalties and providing for full repayment of principal and interest upon movement out of state of that part of the business operation financed by the economic development programs of the authority.
234.03(25) (25)To require certification from the local unit of government having jurisdiction over the location of an economic development project that the economic development project serves a public purpose and conventional financing is unavailable on reasonably equivalent terms and conditions.
234.03(26) (26)To establish and maintain a program within the authority, or to establish and maintain a corporation organized under ch. 180 or 181, to insure or guarantee economic development loans, collateral or bonds or notes issued under s. 234.65.
234.03(28) (28)To cooperate and enter into agreements with state agencies, partnerships, limited partnerships, and corporations organized under chs. 178 to 181 or limited liability companies organized under ch. 183 to promote economic development activity within this state.
234.03(28m) (28m)To apply for and receive grants from the department of transportation for the purpose of guaranteeing loans to disadvantaged businesses as specified in the disadvantaged business mobilization assistance program under s. 85.25.
234.03(30) (30)To provide administrative services for and use and pay for the use of the facilities and services of any corporation established and maintained by the authority.
234.03(31) (31)To purchase, sell or contribute voting stock or partnership interests from the community development finance company under s. 234.95.
234.03(32) (32)To accept gifts, contributions and grants made to the authority in connection with the community development finance company, as defined in s. 234.94 (3).
234.032 234.032 Goals and accountability measures for economic development programs.
234.032(1)(1)In this section, “economic development program" means a program or activity having the primary purpose of encouraging the establishment and growth of business in this state, including the creation and retention of jobs, and that satisfies all of the following:
234.032(1)(a) (a) The program receives funding from the state or federal government that is allocated through an appropriation under ch. 20.
234.032(1)(b) (b) The program provides financial assistance, tax benefits, or direct services to specific industries, businesses, local governments, or organizations.
234.032(2) (2)The authority, in consultation with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, shall do all of the following for each economic development program administered by the authority:
234.032(2)(a) (a) Establish clear and measurable goals for the program that are tied to statutory policy objectives.
234.032(2)(b) (b) Establish at least one quantifiable benchmark for each program goal described in par. (a).
234.032(2)(c) (c) Require that each recipient of a grant or loan under the program submit a report to the authority. Each contract with a recipient of a grant or loan under the program shall specify the frequency and format of the report to be submitted to the authority and the performance measures to be included in the report.
234.032(2)(d) (d) Establish a method for evaluating the projected results of the program with actual outcomes as determined by evaluating the information described in pars. (a) and (b).
234.032(2)(e) (e) Annually and independently verify, from a sample of grants and loans, the accuracy of the information required to be reported under par. (c).
234.032(2)(f) (f) Establish by rule a requirement that the recipient of a grant or loan under the program of at least $100,000 submit to the authority a verified statement signed by both an independent certified public accountant licensed or certified under ch. 442 and the director or principal officer of the recipient to attest to the accuracy of the verified statement, and make available for inspection the documents supporting the verified statement. The authority shall include the requirement established by rule under this paragraph in the contract entered into by a grant or loan recipient.
234.032(2)(g) (g) Establish by rule policies and procedures permitting the authority to do all of the following if a recipient of a grant or loan or tax benefits under the program submits false or misleading information to the board or fails to comply with the terms of a contract entered into with the authority under the program and fails to provide to the satisfaction of the authority an explanation for the noncompliance:
234.032(2)(g)1. 1. Recoup payments made to the recipient.
234.032(2)(g)2. 2. Withhold payments to be made to the recipient.
234.032(2)(g)3. 3. Impose a forfeiture on the recipient.
234.032 History History: 2007 a. 125; 2011 a. 32.
234.034 234.034 Consistency with state housing strategy plan. Subject to agreements with bondholders or noteholders, the authority shall exercise its powers and perform its duties related to housing consistent with the state housing strategy plan under s. 16.302.
234.04 234.04 Loans to eligible sponsors of housing projects and to or for persons and families of low and moderate income.
234.04(1)(1)The authority may make or participate in the making of construction loans to eligible sponsors of housing projects for the construction or rehabilitation of housing for persons and families of low and moderate income. Such loans shall be made only upon the determination by the authority that construction loans are not otherwise available from private lenders upon reasonably equivalent terms and conditions.
234.04(2) (2)The authority may make or participate in the making and enter into commitments for the making of long-term mortgage loans to eligible sponsors of housing projects for occupancy by persons and families of low and moderate income, or for the making of homeownership mortgage loans or housing rehabilitation loans or loans for the refinancing of qualified subprime loans under s. 234.592 to persons and families of low and moderate income, an applicant under s. 234.59 or 234.592, or other eligible beneficiaries as defined in s. 234.49. The loans may be made only upon the determination by the authority that they are not otherwise available from private lenders upon reasonably equivalent terms and conditions. The authority may not make a loan to a person whose name appears on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b), unless the person provides to the authority a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a). The authority may employ, for such compensation as it determines, the services of any financial institution in connection with any loan.
234.04(3) (3)The authority may make or participate in the making and enter into commitments for the making of loans to any banking institution, savings bank, savings and loan association or credit union organized under the laws of this or any other state or of the United States having an office in this state, if the authority first determines that the proceeds of such loans will be utilized for the purpose of making long-term mortgage loans to persons or families of low and moderate income, or for the purpose of providing residential housing for occupancy by persons or families of low and moderate income, or for the purpose of making housing rehabilitation loans.
234.04(4) (4)A loan shall be secured in such manner and be repaid in such a period, not exceeding 50 years, as may be determined by the authority; and shall bear interest at a rate determined by the authority.
234.045 234.045 Workforce housing rehabilitation loan program.
234.045(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “eligible rehabilitation” means an improvement to housing to maintain the housing in a decent, safe, and sanitary condition or to restore it to that condition if the improvement is the removal of lead paint, asbestos, mold, or other internal environmental contamination in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations or constitutes a structural improvement, including any of the following:
234.045(1)(a) (a) Repairing or replacing a heating system, electrical system, internal plumbing system, interior wall or ceiling, roof, window, exterior door, or flooring.
234.045(1)(b) (b) Repairing the foundation.
234.045(1)(c) (c) Repairing or replacing insulation or siding.
234.045(2) (2)Workforce housing rehabilitation loans.
234.045(2)(a)(a) From the housing rehabilitation loan fund, the authority may make a loan to a person applying for the loan to pay for the cost of eligible rehabilitation to the applicant's home if all of the following apply:
234.045(2)(a)1. 1. The applicant's household annual income does not exceed 120 percent of the area median family income for the county in which the housing is located, adjusted for family size, as published annually by the federal department of housing and urban development.
234.045(2)(a)2. 2. The applicant's home is a single-family residence that the applicant occupies as the applicant's primary residence and that was constructed at least 40 years prior to the date of the applicant's loan application.
234.045(2)(a)3. 3. The applicant agrees to the terms of the loan, including a requirement to repay the loan by making monthly principal and interest payments so that the loan, including all interest, is fully repaid within the loan term established under subd. 4., a requirement to repay the loan, including all interest, upon the applicant selling or otherwise transferring title to the residence to another person, and all other terms established by the authority.
234.045(2)(a)4. 4. The loan term does not exceed 15 years.
234.045(2)(a)5. 5. The amount of the loan does not exceed $50,000 or 100 percent of the appraised value of the residence after completion of the eligible rehabilitation, whichever is less.
234.045(2)(a)6. 6. The applicant does not have another loan under this section pending with the authority at the time of application.
234.045(2)(a)7. 7. The applicant's home has not been the subject of a claim for a state or federal historic rehabilitation tax credit, as determined by the authority.
234.045(2)(a)8. 8. The applicant's home has not received financial assistance from tax increments generated by an active tax incremental district.
234.045(2)(b) (b) The authority may establish an interest rate for any loan made under par. (a) at or below the market interest rate or may charge no interest.
234.045(2)(c) (c) If a loan recipient's home contains lead paint, asbestos, or mold, the authority's loan agreement with the recipient shall require the recipient to remediate the hazardous material or condition as required by and in accordance with local, state, and federal laws or regulations.
234.045(3) (3)Policies and procedures. The authority shall establish policies and procedures to administer the housing rehabilitation loan fund and the program under this section. The policies and procedures shall, to the extent practicable, do all of the following:
234.045(3)(a) (a) Incorporate the authority's policies and procedures for establishing credit underwriting guidelines.
234.045(3)(b) (b) Establish loan repayment requirements.
234.045 History History: 2021 a. 221; 2023 a. 17.
234.05 234.05 Housing development fund; establishment; payments into fund.
234.05(1)(1)There is established under the jurisdiction and control of the authority a revolving fund to be known as the “housing development fund".
234.05(2) (2)There shall be paid into the housing development fund:
234.05(2)(a) (a) Any moneys which the authority receives as interest on or in repayment of temporary loans made from the housing development fund;
234.05(2)(b) (b) Any moneys transferred by the authority to the housing development fund from other funds or sources; and
234.05(2)(c) (c) Any other moneys which may be made available to the authority for the purpose of the housing development fund from any other source.
234.05 History History: 1971 c. 287.
234.06 234.06 Use of moneys held in housing development fund; temporary loans; grants.
234.06(1)(1)The authority may, as authorized in the state housing strategy plan under s. 16.302, use the moneys held in the housing development fund to make temporary loans to eligible sponsors, with or without interest, and with such security for repayment, if any, as the authority determines reasonably necessary and practicable, solely from the housing development fund, to defray development costs for the construction of proposed housing projects for occupancy by persons and families of low and moderate income. No temporary loan may be made unless the authority may reasonably anticipate that satisfactory financing may be obtained by the eligible sponsor for the permanent financing of the housing project.
234.06(2) (2)The proceeds of the temporary loan may be used only to defray the development costs of the housing project. Each temporary loan shall be repaid in full by the eligible sponsor to the authority concurrent with the receipt by the eligible sponsor of the proceeds of the permanent financing.
234.06(3) (3)The authority may, as authorized in the state housing strategy plan under s. 16.302, use the moneys held in the housing development fund to establish and administer programs of grants to counties, municipalities, and eligible sponsors of housing projects for persons of low and moderate income, to pay organizational expenses, administrative costs, social services, technical services, training expenses, or costs incurred or expected to be incurred by counties, municipalities, or sponsors for land and building acquisition, construction, improvements, renewal, rehabilitation, relocation, or conservation under a plan to provide housing or related facilities, if the costs are not reimbursable from other private or public loan, grant, or mortgage sources.
234.07 234.07 Limited-profit entity; distributions.
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2021-22 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2023 Wis. Act 93 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on April 4, 2024. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 4, 2024, are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-4-24)