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!

2023 Site Manager, Maintenance Person, and Property of the Year Award Winners

Property of the Year - Prairie House Apartments

Congratulations to Prairie House Apartments for being awarded the WI-CARH 2023 Property of the Year. Prairie House Apartments received a complete rehab in 2020-2021. This luxury affordable housing is an extraordinary opportunity for low-income elderly or disabled individuals. The rehab allowed for laundry machines to be added to the second floor, complete handicapped accessibility, and the resident's gardens to grow all their vegetables. All the flooring upgrades in the community spaces are the luxury vinyl planks, ceiling fans in the bedrooms and living room, and free internet to keep their expenses lower. The property is located right across the street from the high school which allows residents to enjoy listening to the high school marching band.

Site Manager of the Year - Wendy Skoien and Maintenance Person of the Year - Jim Skoien

Congratulations to Wendy and Jim Skoien from Greenspire Apartments for the 2023 WI-CARH's Site Manager of the Year (Wendy) and Jim, Maintenance Person of the Year! Wendy and Jim have been an integral part of the Greenspire community for nearly three decades, dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to ensure the smooth operation and maintenance of the property. Their unwavering commitment and exceptional care have undoubtedly contributed to making Greenspire a thriving and welcoming community for the residents.