Calumet County’s Economic Development Plan, An Analysis of Workforce and Elderly Housing and Opportunities to Remove Slum and Blight has been released. The 200+ page report includes an overview of community demographics and existing housing characteristics for eight cities and villages in the county – Brillion, Chilton, Harrison, Hilbert, New Holstein, Potter, Sherwood, and Stockbridge. It also provides a review of economic and other factors that create an affordable housing gap within Calumet County, informed by an analysis of census data; Chmura Jobs EQ economic development software; focus groups visits with people who work on housing within the county; and a Survey Monkey housing survey.
The Plan was developed using a CDBG CLOSE Economic Development Planning grant received from the WI Department of Administration. Cedar Corporation supported the plan development, working in partnership with a local community Advisory Committee.
After adoption by the Calumet County Board, the report will be submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources in compliance with the CDBG Economic Development Planning grant received by the county.