Wausau Community & Economic Development

Live It Up Wausau

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Live It Up Wausau

Live It Up Wausau


The City, along with our partners- the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority 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

Wausau Window & Wall Systems

Collaborative Consulting

Ruder Ware

Major Industries

Benedictine Health System

The Glass Hat

JARP Industries

Southern Stretch Forming

Dental Crafters

Ellison & David Law

Steve 3 Auto Body & Custom

Finishing Touch

King Company

Wausau Bible Church

Tammera Schumann, LMT

Azure Memory Care

Valley Communities Credit Union


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: www.cfoncw.org 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 to comdev@ci.wausau.wi.us or by 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

Interested in learning more on the program?  Contact our office at 715-261-6680 or by email to comdev@ci.wausau.wi.us.