The City, along with our partners - the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin and local businesses - we provide an award-winning 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

UMR, United Healthcare, OptumRx

Major Industries

Benedictine Health System

Greenheck Fan Corporation

Olson Tire & Auto Services, Inc.

Crystal Finishing Systems, Inc.

Woodson YMCA


The Glass Hat

Treu's Tic Toc

Goetsch's Welding & Machine, Inc.

JARP Industries

Southern Stretch Forming

Church Mutual

​​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

Old Castle Building Envelope

Azura Memory Care

Live It Up's premise is simple - assist employees in purchasing homes in the City. It's a $10,000 no interest loan ($15,000 for 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.