For Homeowners

New Homes in Your Neighborhood (NHIYN)

The New Homes in Your Neighborhood Program offers an exciting opportunity for new construction on existing neighborhood infill sites owned by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Green Bay. The program provides funding to construct a single-family home for owner occupancy.
View all of the sites available for the program on our FOR SALE listing. Eligible sites are designated with “see NHIYN* for details”
Program Guidelines (PDF version)
(Updated 8/8/2016)


  • Individuals or builder/developers who complete the RDA application process. (This includes submitting a plan and providing adequate proof of funding for the project.)
    • An applicant may apply for a 60 day planning option to complete due diligence in obtaining construction plans, gathering financing and completing any other necessary research.
      • A $500 deposit in the form of a cashier’s check will be made out to the “Redevelopment Authority of the City of Green Bay.”
      • Upon entering into a development agreement with the RDA, the planning option is considered fulfilled and the deposit will be returned.
      • If the applicant fails to enter into a development agreement within the 60 day period or any subsequent extension thereof, the deposit will not be returned.
  • Once the plan is approved, RDA and applicant will enter into a development agreement and the parcel will be deeded to the applicant at no cost.


  • Final structure must be an owner occupied single-family home.
  • Design and character must fit that of the neighborhood as approved by staff.
    • Final design and site plan must be approved by RDA prior to transfer of land.
  • Applicant is responsible for all construction costs including costs of all surveys and permits.
  • Projects must be inspected by City Building Inspectors and be code-compliant upon completion.

Grant opportunity:

  • Each parcel in the program is eligible for a grant of up to $20,000. (Amount of grant dependent on parcel selected.)
  • No income restrictions on person/persons building or occupying home.
  • Terms of grant provided to applicants is as follows:
    • Forgivable recorded, second mortgage loan at zero percent (0%) interest
    • No interest, no payments.
    • Loan will be given at closing of construction loan and can be utilized at first construction draws
    • Mortgage will be satisfied upon receipt of Certificate of Occupancy. ($30 recording fee paid by applicant.)


  • Any construction started prior to transfer of land may disqualify applicant from the program. Applicants are advised to not start work until project is approved and funded.
  • If applicant fails to complete project or is unfinished after 1 year from the date of transfer of land and second mortgage, the loan will be called due with payment in full and land will be returned to RDA.
  • The RDA reserves the right to deny any applicant a grant based on the applicant’s ability to provide adequate information needed to determine eligibility, as determined by the staff of the City of Green Bay.

To apply:


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Fair Housing Services Grant RFP Guidelines

CDBG Fair Housing Service Application

Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Certification Application

HOME Improvement Loan Program

The Green Bay Redevelopment Authority offers a zero interest deferred payment loan that is paid back when you move out or sell your home.
Exterior improvements are given the highest priority and may include roofs, siding, gutters, insulation, windows, doors and trim. Eligible interior improvements may include electrical service upgrades, furnaces, flooring and some remodeling. The minimum loan amount is $2,000 and the maximum loan amount is $25,000. In all cases the home must be code compliant when the work is finished.

For additional information please contact Kevin King at 920-448-3402 or


Income Requirements/Eligibility
This loan program is for low- to moderate-income owner occupants of single-family structures. In order to qualify for the program, the applicant must meet the Federal Income Guidelines listed below.

Family Size
Gross Maximum Income

To determine if you qualify for a loan, take the short test and refer to the Target Area Map. If you passed the test and live in the target area, you may be eligible for a Home Improvement Loan.


Informational Brochure (PDF)
Loan Program Standards (PDF)
Subordination Policy (PDF)

An eligible contractor must be licensed in the State of Wisconsin. CLICK HERE to become licensed.

Lead Certifications: All contractors must be certified and comply with Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter HFS 163. Contractors must meet the definitions describing “Lead-Abatement Supervisor, Workers, and Companies”, HFS 163.03 (64),(65) and (66). Certifications must be current and comply with HFS 163.10, and work practices absolutely must comply with HFS 163.14, EPA, and OSHA.

Insurance Requirement: Commercial General Liability Insurance on an “Occurrence Basis” with limits of liability not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and/or aggregate combined single limit, Personal Injury, Bodily Injury, and Property Damage.

  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance including Employer’s Liability Coverage as required by the State of Wisconsin
  • Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance for all owned vehicles, all non-owned vehicles, and all hired vehicles. Minimum $500,000 combined Single Limit for Bodily Injury and Property Damage each accident
  • Additional Insured: the certificate must name the City of Green Bay and the Redevelopment Authority as an Additional Insured for the project.
  • Lead and Asbestos abatement coverage

Specifications (PDF)
Minority- & Women-Owned Business Information (PDF)

Other Information
Protection from Lead
Funded Projects
Rehab Funded Project
Home Investment Partnership

Annual Action Plan

5-Year Consolidated Plan

Community Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Downpayment/Closing Costs Assistance


Conversion Grant Program

This program grants an owner up to $10,000 to restore a multifamily property to its original single-family use. This program also encourages homeownership by offering an extra $5,000 deferred payment loan to those individuals that are owner occupants. A grant of 25% of the conversion and rehabilitation cost, up to $10,000, is available for qualifying projects. Both the grant and the loan payments are made upon completion of the rehabilitation and certification that the home is code-compliant. This reduces density and restores homes to their original design intent.
Program Guidelines (PDF version)

1.Property to be rehabilitated must be located in the City of Green Bay.

2. Structure must have originally been constructed as a single-family home.

3. Structure to be rehabilitated must require improvements in order to convert the property from a multi-family to a single-family.

4. Applicant must certify that upon completion of the rehabilitation the structure will be code-compliant as verified by the City of Green Bay Inspection Division (see #7).

5. Applicant must provide, at a minimum, 75 percent private rehabilitation investment for each 25 percent of conversion grant, with a maximum grant of $10,000.

6. Terms of the loan provided to owner-occupants upon completion of project will be as follows:
• Deferred loan with zero percent (0 percent) interest.
• Total principal is due upon sale or transfer of the property.
• Loan will be secured by a mortgage executed by all parties.
• Maximum loan amount is $5,000.

7. Projects must be inspected by the appropriate City Building Inspectors prior to release of grant and/or loan funding.

8. Applicant of an owner-occupied structure must retain hazard insurance on the mortgaged property for the duration of the loan. If the rehabilitated property is located within the 100-year flood plain, acceptable flood insurance must also be provided. Loan applicant must include the City of Green Bay as a named insured on the policy.

9. Applicant of an owner-occupied structure must agree to pay (before they become delinquent) all taxes, assessments, or other charges that may be levied against the mortgaged property.

10. Applicant is not eligible to participate in the conversion program if he/she has received a housing-related citation in the one-year prior to the City receiving his/her application. This restriction is valid for one year after the resolution of the citation.

11. If the building(s) to be rehabilitated are of historical or archaeological significance to the State Historical Society, National Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, or the City of Green Bay, the applicant must secure necessary state, federal, and/or local approvals as determined by the City of Green Bay.

12. The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Green Bay reserves the right to deny any applicant a grant or loan based on the applicant’s ability to provide adequate information needed to determine eligibility, as determined by the staff of the City of Green Bay.

13. Conversion program funds will be disbursed only after private matching funds have been expended and acceptable documentation of said expenditures is received by the City of Green Bay.

14. Applicant will have six (6) months in which funding will be held to complete the project.

15. Applicant may request one (1) extension, the length of which will be determined by staff of the City of Green Bay.

16. No work started prior to application is considered eligible.
To apply:


Funded Projects

Additional information through our partners

NeighborWorks Green Bay

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity