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Green Team Calculates Annual Emissions for Carbon Offset Initiative

As part of the agency’s commitment to sustainability, West CAP created an internal “Green Team” in 2022 to tackle part of our mission, which is to work to create a more just and sustainable society. The team meets bi-monthly to take actionable steps to reduce the carbon footprint of West CAP’s operational facilities and vehicle usage. To support their efforts, the GreenT eam received a sustainability grant from Associated Bank through the WISCAP network, which allowed us to calculate and … Read More

OK, HOUSING DEVELOPERS…DEFINE “AFFORDABLE”

As West CAP broke ground on another recent affordable housing development, we wanted to take an opportunity to explain how these housing developments of ours are in fact, affordable. Based on income eligibility Affordable Housing is widely understood to mean housing that is only available for families in the community whose household income is between 30% to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). For a family of four in Eau Claire, WI where the Prairie Heights property is located, … Read More

FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM PARTICIPANT GRADUATES FROM CVTC

We love getting to celebrate the success of our program participants! A warm congratulations goes out to Linda Powell, pictured center, who graduated on May 19 with her Business Generalist Technical Diploma from CVTC. Linda has been part of West CAP’s Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program which helps families improve their income and financial independence. Our FSS program staff members Stephanie Stark (L) and Lori Newton (R) were there to support Linda on her accomplishment. We also just welcomed Linda … Read More

Prairie Heights Development Breaks Ground!

Our newest and most ambitious affordable housing development to date has broken ground! Executive Director, Peter Kilde, joined fellow project partners from the Gerrard Corporation, Merchants Bank, N.A., WHEDA, Cornerstone Architects, and Eau Claire City Council at the building site on Birch Street in Eau Claire on Thursday, June 13 to kick-off the Prairie Heights development. This 60-unit multi-family housing development will welcome individuals and families earning between 30% and 80% of the county median income, offering spacious and modern … Read More

Prairie Heights: Breaking New Ground in Affordable Housing

By Samantha Phillipps, Grant Specialist EAU CLAIRE, WI – Overlooking the Eau Claire River at 3155 Birch Street, a new housing development is breaking new ground in more ways than one. Community members can be a part of kicking off this project at a groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for 1:30PM on June 15. This 60-unit rental project is blazing the trail for green, affordable housing with its use of renewable energy systems that will include photovoltaic solar panels, geothermal technology, and … Read More

West CAP Featured in Earth Day Video from the Federal Office of Community Services

🎬 It’s Here! 🌎     Office of Community Services – Administration for Children & Families: How CSBG funds are supporting Clean Energy & Affordable Housing in Wisconsin To watch, click the image above or follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzWTDJ5zSp0     In honor of Earth Day, the federal Office of Community Services (OCS) recently highlighted how its anti-poverty programs work to mitigate the effects of climate change and promote environmental justice. One key feature included a four-minute video capturing the work … Read More

JumpStart Program Helps Single Mom, Kristina, purchase a reliable vehicle

Our JumpStart program was created to help individuals and families acquire quality, affordable cars so they have a reliable way to get to work, pick up groceries, and live a self-sufficient life here in rural Wisconsin. Through the program, West CAP is able to help income-eligible drivers like Kristina put a $1,000 down payment on a vehicle of their choice, and then obtain a low-interest, 60-month car loan through WESTconsin Credit Union. Visit our jumpstart page for complete program details and application … Read More

ON-SITE OUTREACH OFFICE HOURS

West CAP employees will be on-site to talk about what programs and services we have available and to answer any questions! 1300 ResidencesRiver Falls, WI9AM-11AMWednesdayApril 26, 2023 Abbey GroveHudson, WI12:30pm-2:30pmWednesdayApril 26, 2023 Dakota MeadowsNew Richmond, WI3pm-5pmWednesdayApril 26, 2023

West CAP is Currently Seeking Low-Income Board Reps

West CAP has immediate openings for a low-income representative from Barron, Pepin, Polk , and St. Croix Counties for our Board of Directors to fill mid-terms.  Meetings are held monthly on Monday evenings. Eligibility Federal Poverty Guidelines – Gross Monthly Income at or below – Self Declared Household Size 125% 1 $16,988 2 $22,888 3 $28,788 4 $34,688 Each Additional Person + $5,900 This is an excellent opportunity to assist our organization with developing programs that meet the needs of … Read More

St. John’s Youth Donate Kits to West CAP’s Homeless Intervention Program

West CAP staff were surprised by a recent donation of 25 kits for our Homeless Intervention Program! A group of Faith Formation youth from Glenwood City’s St. John The Baptist Catholic Church collected donations of towels, blankets, socks and hygiene products to create 25 kits as a service project to help families in need through West CAP’s Homeless Intervention services. The kits come at a critical time, as the cost of living has increased dramatically over the past year, and … Read More

Please Note:

West CAP office locations will be closed to the public for walk-ins on Wednesday and Thursday, February 22 & 23 due to snow and subsequent staffing shortages.