La Crosse County launches $2M program to help homeowners revitalize their housing

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — La Crosse County will expand a grant program for homeowners and developers to revitalize housing.

The “Neighborhood Revitalization Acquisition & Demolition Grant Program” began in 2016 and was limited to only certain neighborhoods in La Crosse. According to county officials, the program turned $1.3 million in grants into more than $30 million in new tax base and 263 housing units. The county’s new expansion on the program will take it county-wide with $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding.

“This has been an incredibly successful program that has revitalized the neighborhoods we focused on in La Crosse, turning blighted housing into family homes,” said La Crosse County Community Development Manager Brian Fukuda. “We are excited to now be able to offer the program in neighborhoods across La Crosse County.”

The program gives grants of up to $50,000 for single house and $100,000 for multi-unit projects. Anyone interested in learning more should review the program guidelines and application form on the county website or contact Brian Fukuda, Community Development Manager, at or 608-785-5792.

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