Live It Up Wausau


The City, along with our partners - the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin and local businesses - are proud to announce a new home purchase downpayment assistance program called Live It Up.

We are pleased to note the following business partners who have made nonprofit donations to support the program (in order of contribution):

River Valley Bank

Emmerich & Associates

First Weber

CoVantage Credit Union

Aqua Finance

Wausau Window & Wall Systems

North Central Health Care

County Materials Corporation

Merrill Steel

Wausau Coated Products/Roastar

Accounting Systems Specialists Inc.

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

CGI - Wausau

Ruder Ware


Major Industries

Benedictine Health System

Greenheck Fan Corporation

Olson Tire & Auto Services, Inc.

Crystal Finishing Systems, Inc.



The Glass Hat

Treu's Tic Toc

Goetsch's Welding & Machine, Inc.

JARP Industries

Southern Stretch Forming

Church Mutual

​Woodson YMCA Foundation

​Valley Communities Credit Union

JAS Construction

Trillium Adult Family Home/Shelley Johnson

Home Insulation Company

L&S Electric, Inc.

Dental Crafters

Gloss Nail Bar

Ellison & David Law

​The King Company

Steve 3 Auto Body & Custom

Wausau Bible Church

Hougum Law Firm, LLC

Jerry's Music

Goal-Line Golf and Hockey

S.C. Swiderski, LLC


Vitality Wellness

Tammera Schumann, LMT

​Finishing Touch

Azura Memory Care

Live It Up's premise is simple - assist employees in purchasing homes in the City with an approximately $10,000 no interest loan ($15,000 for the historic property, 50 years old or older), there are few restrictions but it is first come first serve as funds are available.

For Employers: to partner with us, we ask you to make a nonprofit, tax deductible donation to the Live It Up Fund at the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, this donation can be made online at: or by mail to: CFONCW attn: Live It Up Fund  500 1st Street, Suite 2600, Wausau, WI 54403. 

For Employees: express interest in Live It Up by completing the short Live It Up Wausau Application in MS .doc or in Adobe .pdf before writing an offer to purchase on a home.  Email the completed application or mail to: City of Wausau Attn: Community Development 407 Grant Street, Wausau, WI 54403.

View an outline of the program steps in the Live It Up Wausau Guidelines.

View a map of the city limits for this program. Live It Up City Limits

Interested in learning more about the program?  Contact our office at 715-261-6680.