Homeless Prevention

West CAP’s Homeless Prevention Program provides rent assistance to families and individuals experiencing homelessness.

HUD’s definition of homelessness as is pertains to eligibility for West CAP programs:

  • Individuals and families who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes a subset for an individual who is exiting an institution where he or she resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or a place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution
  • Individuals and families who are fleeing, or are attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other dangerous or life-threatening conditions that relate to violence against the individual or a family member.

West CAP Prevention and Homelessness Assistance Programs

You must first complete an Intake application. To do so, call our main office at 800-606-9227 or 715-265-4271 or fill out our Online Service Application here.

RAPID RE-HOUSING

  • At or below 30% CMI
  • Must be literally homeless
  • Rent assistance and case management for 3-12 months
  • Must have a housing stabilization plan
  • Case management is at least monthly
  • West CAP pays the subsidy to the Landlord and the tenant pays their portion to the Landlord
  • Rent is based on 30% of your gross adjusted income

TENANT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE

  • Must be at or below 30% CMI
  • Must be literally homeless or fleeing a domestic violence situation
  • Rent assistance and case management for 12 months
  • Must have a housing stabilization plan
  • Case management is monthly
  • West CAP pays the subsidy to the Landlord and the tenant pays their portion to the Landlord
  • Rent is based on 30% of your gross adjusted income

PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

  • Must be at or below 30% CMI
  • Must be chronically homeless (homeless for one year or more, or experienced four homeless episodes in the past three years and an adult in the household has a disabling condition)
  • Assistance is on-going (not time limited)
  • Must have a housing stabilization plan
  • Rent is based on 30% of your gross adjusted income
  • West CAP pays the full rent to the landlord and you pay your portion to West CAP
  • West CAP provides assistance with security deposit and utilities
  • Financial assistance is available for the following: mental health, AODA, child care, health care, food, and transportation
  • Case management is weekly and in your home
  • This program is designed for those households that face significant challenges to maintaining stable housing due to mental illness, substance use, and/or chronic homelessness

Homeless Management Information System Consumer Notice

"The mission of West CAP is to take action against poverty by developing the social and economic assets of low-income families and their communities and by working to create a more just and sustainable society."

West CAP
525 Second Street
PO Box 308
Glenwood City, WI 54013
715.265.4271
www.westcap.org
westcap@wcap.org