HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
The Housing and Community Development Division promotes and supports community activities that provide decent and affordable housing, community based services, economic development, and a suitable environment directly benefiting low to moderate income citizens of Casper. The City of Casper operates its Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance Program as well as managing the Life Steps Campus through its Housing and Community Development Division.
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Home Buyer Education, Down Payment Assistance, and Mortgages
Buying a home is the "American Dream". It is usually the single largest investment a person will ever make. The Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) is Wyoming's housing finance agency. The City strongly encourages any first-time home buyer to participate in home buyer education classes. WCDA also has funding available for first-time home buyers for down payment assistance as well as mortgages.
The Casper Housing Authority provides vouchers and public housing for persons who earn at or below 50% of the are median income. The Housing Authority is located at Life Steps Campus, 1514 East 12th Street, Casper, WY, 82601. They can also be reached at (307) 266-1388.
Landlord Tenant Laws
Wyoming's Landlord/Tenant laws are found in Title 1, Chapter 21, Article 12 of the state statute. Landlord and tenant issues are often complex. If a problem can not be resolved, then the renter may contact an attorney or Legal Aid Services of Wyoming located at 441 South Center Street, Suite 200 or by calling 237-5266.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents of legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability). The Fair Housing Act also prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The State of Wyoming does not have a Fair Housing Office. If there is a question whether or not an issue between a landlord, tenant, lender or other member of a real estate transaction is a violation of the Fair Housing Act, contact the Denver Fair Housing Office through the Regional U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at (303) 672-5437, or toll free at 1-800-877-7353. TTY services are available at (303) 672-5248.
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