Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Housing Trust Funds and Wisconsin: Funding for Lead Hazard Control

The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services seeks funding for the rehabilitation of pre-1950 housing as a way to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in this state. The state constitution prohibits using Wisconsin funds for private building improvements. The authors' analysis examines one option to finance lead hazard control: housing trust funds. The report compares administering a statewide housing trust fund, enabling regional governments to develop their own funds, and working within the confines of the status quo.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Public Affairs Workshop, Domestic Issues, Public Affairs 869, taught by Karen Holden in Spring 2008
  • Author(s): Tora Frank, Jennie Mauer, Sean Moran, William Sierzchula, and Kim Zamastil
  • Client Name: Karen Timberlake, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services