- Economic Development
- Homeowner Help
Programs & Assistance for Homeowners
The City of Stevens Point and community partners manage several programs that help homeowners finance repairs and improvements to their properties.
Neighbor Helping Neighbor
Neighbor Helping Neighbor Opens a New Window. is a grant program for low to moderate income residents which can provide a $2,500, and potentially up to a $5,000, reimbursement, with applicant matching funds, for exterior property improvement projects.
- Neighbor Helping Neighbor Application (PDF)
- Programa de Subvenciones para Vecinos Ayudando al Vecinos (PDF)
- Pab Cuam Ntawm Zej Zog Sib Pab Zej Zog Qhov Nyiaj Pab (PDF)
Residential Structure Demolition
Residential Structure Demolition Opens a New Window. is a demolition program that will reimburse a property owner up to $15,000 who razes a dwelling and builds a new single family home within 12 months.
- Residential Structure Demolition Application (PDF)
- Solicitud Para La Subvencion Para La Demolición Residencial (PDF)
- Daim Ntawv Thov Nyiaj Pab Rhuav Tsev Kho (PDF)
Multi-Family Conversion Program
The Multi-Family Conversion Program assists owners of multi-family homes return them to one-unit, owner-occupied designs.
- Multi-Family Conversion Application (PDF)
- Programa de Subvención de Conversión de Alquiler Multifamiliar (PDF)
- Qhov Kev Pab Cuam Thov Nyiaj Pab Hloov Cov Tsev Xauj Rau Coob Yig Nyob (PDF)
CAP Services Loans
The City of Stevens Point offers several programs in conjunction with CAP Services that provide financial assistance to homeowners or landlords to make necessary home repairs and/or improvements. All programs are administered through the Community Development Authority (CDA), and are only available for properties located within the city limits of Stevens Point. Income limits apply.
- Read about all of the CAP Services programs for homeowners.
Community Development Block Grants
No interest loans available to low to moderate income residents of Portage County for various rehabilitation projects.
Other Resources for Homeowners
Several agencies assist homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, including Focus on Energy, the Portage County Public Library, CAP Services, and 2-1-1 Wisconsin, by making energy assessment and financial assistance available. Our Residential Energy Resources page includes links to these agencies and three energy efficiency workshop videos. Beginning January 1, 2023, the federal Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Credit has changed to increase the total annual credit for certain qualified expenditures.
- Visit our Residential Energy Resources page.
The City of Stevens Point is a SolSmart community that ensures residents have a simple process to install solar systems on their residences and commercial properties. Residents interested in solar energy should review the permitting process on our website and sign up for an upcoming Solar Power Hour hosted Grow Solar Central Wisconsin.
Habitat for Humanity
The Central Wisconsin Chapter of Habitat for Humanity constructs new homes in existing neighborhoods for qualifying families. The City assists Habitat with securing and funding their building sites.