Artist Housing

The Cheyenne Housing and Community Development Office offers a variety of programs for qualifying artists seeing to improve their housing.

Home ownership opportunities available for artists

One of the purposes of the Wyoming Community Media (WCM) Community Arts Partnership grant is to provide training to Cheyenne residents who want to add value to themselves by participating in the digital media arts training in collaboration with Laramie County Community College and expand opportunities to improve their housing situations. Click on the Depot Tower to enter the city website.

These programs are available for all eligible residents, but please pass this information to any local artists or those who may want to relocate to Cheyenne and interested in the home ownership.

WCDA offers the WRAP program with 12 homes in Cheyenne.

The Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) has been the state’s housing finance agency for 35 years and is currently offering a great home ownership opportunity for first time home buyers with low to moderate incomes.

The Wyoming Rehabilitation and Acquisition Program (WRAP) rehabilitates formerly foreclosed and abandoned homes, then sells the homes to first time home buyers with payment terms based on their income.

In Cheyenne, there are a dozen such homes currently up for sale. Check the WCDA website at www.wyomingcda.com for details. The Cheyenne Housing and Community Development Office offers five programs:

HOME Program makes housing rehabilitation funds available to low and moderate income housing owners for housing repairs that are essential to safe, decent and sanitary conditions. This program brings the home up to HUD’s Housing Quality Standards and City Code. These funds are provided through a grant to the city of Cheyenne from the WCDA.

CHOP (Cheyenne Home buyers Opportunities) Program has funds for low and moderate-income individuals and families who are first time home buyers. This program provides assistance for down payments and closing costs. There are qualification restrictions for this program.

TREE Program offers assistance to remove dead trees that endanger the health and safety.

HAND Program assists low and moderate income home owners with repairs to their home. These funds are provided through a grant to the city of Cheyenne form the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant funds.

SIDEWALK Program offers assistance for curb, gutter and sidewalk replacement in the public rights of way.

For more information about the City of Cheyenne programs, call 307-637-6552 or email Deanne Widauf at dwidauf@cheyennecity.org

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s