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The Community Development Authority is located on the lower level of City Hall
Phone: TDD: Contact:

OFFICE: (262) 670-3772

FAX:  (262) 670-3775

(262) 673-8224

Justin Drew, Director of Community Development

(262) 673-8272


Mail Inquires to:
Hartford CDA
109 North Main Street
Hartford, WI  53027
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The HARTFORD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (HCDA) is a non-profit, quasi-municipal corporation established for the purpose of obtaining grants from federal and state agencies to assist people in the Hartford area with housing and related services.  The agency receives no city tax dollars.

The agency was formed in 1971 as the Hartford Housing Authority to administer housing programs that improve, preserve and provide affordable housing for low and moderate income households.  Initially the agency was created by the City of Harford Common Council to construct, own and manage 45 units of Section 8 new construction elderly housing known as Harthaven at 33 High St.

Since then the HCDA has expanded the number and scope of its programs to include all facets of housing and related economic development to improve the quality of life in and around the City of Hartford.

The Community Development Authority is located in the lower level of City Hall

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Rent Assistance Program

Now Accepting Applications

Call (262) 670-9450 or TDD: 262-673-8224


Harthaven consists of 62 one bedroom units in a 3-story apartment building for seniors 62+.  Heat, electricity, water/sewer and all appliances are included in the rent.  Rent is based upon income in 45 units.  The remaining 17 units have a lower than “market” rent. (1) On-site amenities include beautiful grounds, elevator, two community rooms, laundry facilities, emergency pull cord system and off-street parking. One pet is allowed.
Property Management

Contact Chris Marks at (262) 670-3772

The HCDA provides property management services in the City of Hartford.
Economic Development Loan Program

Contact Justin Drew at (262) 673-8265

Funds were awarded to the City of Hartford on a competitive basis from the State of Wisconsin for business start-up and/or expansion.  Job creation or retention within the City of Hartford is required as a condition of the loan.  Loan and security agreements are executed prior to disbursal of funds to the borrower. (1)
Housing Rehab Loan Program

Contact Chris Marks at (262) 670-3772

Provides low interest or 0% interest deferred loans to home owners and/or Landlords. Occupants’ income must be at or below 80% of the County Median Income. (1) Rehab work includes, but is not limited to, insulating, window replacement, furnace, water heaters, roofs and painting/siding.  The property to be rehabbed must be located in the City of Hartford or an annexation covenant recorded.
Weatherization Program

Phone:  (262) 670-3780

The HCDA operates the Division of Energy’s Weatherization Program in Dodge and Washington County.  This program helps reduce heating bills and conserve energy at no cost to the household, which includes homeowners and renters.  Some common weatherization services include: insulating attic and sidewalls, repairing or replacing furnaces, insulating water heaters, reducing air leakage, and providing information on energy conservation. (1)
Home Purchase Assistance

Contact Chris Marks at (262) 670-3772

The Quad County HOME Consortium also provides low interest loans and grants for home purchase and repairs.  For more information call the Wisconsin Housing Partnership at 608-258-5560, extension 29. (1) The City of Hartford offers no-interest, deferred loans for some down payment and closing costs

For more information on these programs and eligibility requirements; to obtain or fill out an application, contact the HCDA Office at the address above.

(1) Other restrictions apply.

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