Evers creating homeowners assistance program

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new program for homeowners in Wisconsin will make nearly $93 million in federal money available to help people keep their homes.

Gov. Tony Evers announced the Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program on Monday. The program will help those who are struggling with mortgages and property tax payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state is partnering with the Wisconsin Community Action Program Network, member agencies, the state treasurer and Take Root Wisconsin to develop the program.

The goal of the program is to prevent homeowner mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement, Evers’ office said.