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WEST CAP, GERRARD COMPANIES HONORED IN WASHINGTON D.C. WITH NATIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING AWARD

The 1300 Residences, one of West CAP’s newest affordable housing properties, was nationally recognized on Tuesday, September 20 as a 28th Annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award (Edson Award) recipient.  Winning in the Green and Healthy Housing category, this award recognizes affordable housing and organizations that have demonstrated impactful use of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit).  The project’s co-developers were invited to Washington D.C. to accept the award at the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition’s annual … Read More

The West CAP Wire – September

COMMUNITY ACTION TAKES TO THE BIG APPLE! | AGENCY NEWS The National Community Action Partnership’s (NCAP) Annual Convention was held in New York City last week, giving over one thousand CAP reps from across the country the opportunity to connect and collaborate on all-things community action! The theme of this year’s convention was Leadership For Today’s Challenges and Tomorrow’s Solutions. The week was filled with powerful speakers and workshops, including one led by our own Executive Director, Peter Kilde, who gave an engaging … Read More

West CAP to receive $2 million boost toward multifamily affordable housing project in Eau Claire

Gov. Tony Evers recently announced additional funding support for multifamily housing projects across Wisconsin, including $2 million for West CAP’s own Prairie Heights project going up in Eau Claire.  Funding comes in part from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in a joint effort to help affordable housing developers meet the rising costs of construction, interest rate increases, and supply chain delays. The Prairie Heights affordable housing project, taking shape at … Read More

Back To School Supply Program 2022

West CAP has a long tradition of collected backpacks and school supplies throughout the summer to help school-aged children in need. This year, instead of providing students with backpacks and supplies, West CAP will be giving all supplies directly to the schools, which include: Boycevillle, Colfax, Glenwood City, Elk Mound, and Menomonie. Any monetary donations will be used to purchase what the districts have asked for specifically, or will go to the school Angel Funds, which pay for things like … Read More

The West CAP Wire – August Edition

Gov. Evers, WHEDA Announce $2 Million for Prairie Heights Multifamily Housing Development | HOUSING DEVELOPMENT Gov. Tony Evers recently announced additional funding support for multifamily housing projects across Wisconsin, including a $2 million boost for West CAP’s own Prairie Heights project going up in Eau Claire. Funding comes in part from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in a joint effort to help affordable housing developers meet the rising costs of construction, interest … Read More

West CAP Food Pantry and Food Harvest Ministry to Distribute Badger State Boxes of Local Food

Thanks to a generous grant directed by Governor Tony Evers through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, West CAP’s Food Pantry and Food Harvest Ministry will begin jointly distributing monthly Wisconsin State Badger Boxes to families in need starting in August.  Through the initiative, locally produced boxes of meat, cheese, eggs, and more are being delivered to hubs across Wisconsin and distributed to food pantries throughout the state’s Hunger Relief Federation network. The Hunger Relief Federation of Wisconsin is a statewide … Read More

Apply for Rapid Response Funds

Have you lost income due to the COVID 19 pandemic? West CAP still has funding available to support: – Rent/mortgage assistance for households at risk of losing their homes or for those already made homeless – Utility assistance to keep homes safe and comfortable including electric, water & sewer bills – Phone/Internet assistance to keep people connected and able to reach health providers – Food assistance for people to maintain their health – and their children’s health – Transportation vehicle … Read More

The West CAP Wire – July Edition

ADULT EDUCATION Governor Evers Stops by to Announce $4.8 Workforce Innovation Grant Governor Evers visited our 1300 Residences in River Falls last week to announce $4.8 million Workforce Innovation grant to help meet the increasing demand for nurses across the state. Wisconsin’s community action association, WISCAP, received the grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Workforce Innovation Grant. As a partner in the initiative, West CAP joins nine other community action agencies across WI who will work to provide opportunities … Read More

Governor Announces WEDC Grant to Increase Nursing Workforce

  Governor Tony Evers visited River Falls, WI last week to announce more than $5 Million in grants being awarded to help meet the increasing demand for nurses across the state.  Wisconsin’s community action association, WISCAP, received a $4.8 million award through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) second round of the Workforce Innovation Grant Program, which aims to create solutions to Wisconsin’s healthcare workforce challenges. Through the grant, ten member agencies of WISCAP, including West CAP, are receiving funding … Read More

Affordable Car Loans Available through JumpStart Program

West CAP has limited funding available to help low-income working families acquire a low-interest loan to purchase a late-model, fuel-efficient car through the JumpStart Program. West CAP’s JumpStart Program provides: $1,000 toward the purchase price of a car Access to a low interest, 60-month car Loan through WestConsin Credit Union (WCU) A “Vehicle Maintenance Savings Account” managed by WCU for ongoing maintenance and minor repairs over the life of the car loan Access to a West CAP “Major Repair” fund … Read More