WHEDA Welcomes Two New Board Members
Rep. Kalan Haywood II joins WHEDA Board
State Rep. Kalan Haywood II, who represents Wisconsin’s 16th Assembly District in Milwaukee, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) Board of Directors.
Haywood was elected in 2018. He grew up in the district and graduated from Rufus King International High School in 2017 before attending Cardinal Stritch University where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He serves on key Assembly committees including Housing and Real Estate, Ways and Means, Workforce Development, Veterans and Military Affairs and International Affairs and Commerce. Read more.
Ranell Washington joins WHEDA Board
Ranell Washington, partnership development adviser for American Family Insurance, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) Board of Directors.
Washington’s experience includes some 15 years as a credit analyst and business banker, most recently serving as vice president of business banking and community development group team leader with Town Bank in Milwaukee. He has been honored for his philanthropic involvement with United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha; he also currently serves as a member of Milwaukee’s City Plan Commission. Read more.
For more than 45 years, WHEDA has worked to provide low-cost financing for housing and small business development in Wisconsin. Since 1972, WHEDA has financed more than 75,000 affordable rental units, helped more than 133,000 families purchase a home and provided more than 29,000 small business and agricultural loan guarantees. WHEDA is a self-supporting public corporation that receives no tax dollars for its operations. For more information on WHEDA programs, visit wheda.com or call 800-334-6873.