Programs & Assistance for Homeowners
Local Grants & Loans
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)
Housing Modernization Loan Program
The Housing Modernization Loan Program is an income-qualifying loan program designed for residents needing financial assistance to perform necessary updates to their homes. This program is intended to complement other existing programs, and residents earning less than program requirements are encouraged to utilize other existing programs.
CAP Services Loans
CAP Services provides financial assistance to low- to moderate-income homeowners or landlords who rent to low-income residents to make necessary home repairs and/or improvements through their loan and weatherization programs. Loan funds must be used toward improvements to the house that correct health and safety problems, conserve energy, enhance the livability of the property, and/or extend the life of the property. For more information regarding CAP Services programs, visit the CAP Services website and call the appropriate contact.
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.