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

Housing Choice Vouchers

Section 8 Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded program with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).  The goal is to provide assistance to persons in renting safe, decent, affordable housing in St. Croix, Pierce, and Dunn counties.   Households are required to pay 30% of their income towards rent, and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pays the remaining amount directly to the landlord.

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