The Wisconsin Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (WI-CARH) was established in 1999 as a state chapter of the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing, a national not for profit organization dedicated to the advocacy of rural and affordable housing throughout the United States of America.

Welcome to Wisconsin CARH - Celebrating 25 Years!

2022 Site Manager, Maintenance Person, and Property of the Year Award Winners

Property of the Year - Sunrise Valley Apartments in Lancaster, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Management Company is passionate about revitalizing aging affordable housing so that it supports our communities for many years to come. These properties are over 40 years old and received extensive renovations including new flooring, appliances, electrical systems, siding and energy efficient windows, as well as brand new parking lots and landscaping. We were able to complete this work with the partnership of WHEDA, USDA RD, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and Cinnaire, who we worked with on a tax-credit program and other funding sources. The improvements took 6 months and were carried out with minimal disruption to residents. Take a look at our before and after photos below.

Manager of The year - Kaitlyn Key

Kaitlyn Key
“Kaitlyn has worked with residents and family members during a substantial rehab which required residents to relocate with family members or temporary housing in Dodgeville, New Glarus and Barneveld. She has been thoughtful and caring with our residents as moving can be stressful. Residents appreciate how much Kaitlyn cares and appreciate the attention she gives.”
“In 2022, Kaitlyn faced the unique challenge of working on Darlington Meadows, a 32-unit RD/LIHTC property by SW Cap and Cinnaire, marketed exclusively to farmworkers and people in the agricultural industry. There have been many challenges with construction and marketing to a select demographic and she has stepped up her usual positive attitude to tackle this new community.”

Maintenance of the Year – Mike Schroeder

“Mike is the very best maintenance man in many ways! He is kind, patient, and caring to all of our tenants. He takes pride in his work and goes above and beyond whenever needed. I am extremely lucky to have him as part of our team.” - Housing Authority of the City of Burlington
“Mike does his job without complaints. He is very respectful and friendly. He also does a very good and complete job.”
“Mike is on the job no matter the problem he works to repair or replace. Mike is very easy to talk to and a very nice person.”
“Mike is a terrific person. He fixes everything right on the spot and does a beautiful job. He is polite to everybody and respectful.”
“Mike shovels when it needs to be done.”
“Mike has worked alongside of Arlene for three years and has done a great job.”