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!


WI-CARH is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and education of the rural housing industry in Wisconsin. WI-CARH is a nonprofit corporation and a state chapter of the National Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) based in Washington, D.C. Our activities take several directions such as supporting agencies like Rural Development, USDA, WHEDA, lenders and other affordable housing funders. This includes ensuring continuation of program funding and advocating new sources of funding for the various programs directed toward rural affordable housing.

Founded in 1998 by a group of concerned developers and management agents with rural housing interests, WI-CARH, through its affiliation with the national Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH), also offers an extensive benefit program to its members. This includes: news services and several discounted purchasing options from preferred vendors for your properties. WI-CARH provides periodic educational seminars on a variety of housing issues and holds an annual conference each November.

Board of Directors

WI-CARH's Board of Directors consists of the following dedicated, hard-working individuals, committed to affordable housing in Wisconsin.


Duane Tinsley

Director Role Employed At Email
Russell D. Kaney President 21st Century Communities
Rob Dicke Vice President Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp
Brittany Leonard Treasurer Hawkins Ash CPAs
Russ Endres Secretary Wisconsin Management Company, Inc.
Donna Braun Board Member Dodge County Housing Authority
Rebecca Giroux Board Member WHEDA
Denise Loveland Board Member Horizon Management Group, Inc.
Duane Tinsley  Board Member Simply Computer