Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA)
November 10, 2023 Update: The Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) program is NO LONGER accepting applications, visit https://wera.help for more information.
Should you have any questions or need any further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 833-900-9372.
Wisconsin Help For Homeowners
Providing assistance to households that are unable to pay mortgage, property taxes, utilities or other home related bills.
The Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program provides assistance to homeowners who are behind on their mortgage, property taxes, insurance, utilities, and/or homeowners association fees. Financial assistance may be provided for a variety of expenses incurred directly or indirectly due to the COVID pandemic.
- Call 1-855-2-HOME-WI to get additional information
- Call West CAP at (715) 598-4750.
- A submitted application does not guarantee financial assistance.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible homeowners must currently own and occupy the property as their primary residence, earn less than or equal to 100% AMI, based on household size, have the ability to pay their on-going housing costs, and maybe be asked to participate in housing counseling services. Eligible properties are sing family homes, condominium units, 2-4 unit properties where the owner occupies one of the units as their primary residence, and manufactured homes permanently affixed and taxed as real property.
Housing Stability Services
The Housing Stability program provides comprehensive planning, coaching, and support services to households struggling to find or maintain stable housing. Such services may include customer goal setting, budgeting, landlord mediation, legal services, assistance with rental applications/fees, referrals to other West CAP programs, and connecting customers with other state or local services in the community. Contact us at email@example.com with questions or to learn more.
Housing Choice Vouchers/Section 8
Provides long-term rent support at a participating unit of choice in Dunn, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties.
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM
The purpose of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is to provide housing assistance and resources to low-income residents of Dunn, Pierce, St. Croix and Polk counties. Participants in the rental assistance program pay 30 percent of their monthly adjusted income for housing (rent + utilities). The Section 8 Program subsidizes the balance.
For an application or to learn more about the program, visit the Housing Choice Voucher page on our website.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Since the demand for housing assistance often exceeds the limited resources available, waiting periods are common. Eligibility is based on total annual gross income and family size. Applicant family income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the county in which the family chooses to live. For Dunn County Housing Choice Vouchers, go to the Dunn County Housing Authority website at https://dunncountyhousing.org/.
Helping individuals and families experiencing homelessness find a solution.
West CAP’s Homeless Intervenion program helps low-income families and individuals achieve housing stability through a combination of rental assistance, case management, and connection to community resources. Housing Assistance staff members work to match individuals and families with programs that meet their needs. Funding guidelines for this program define “homeless” as:
– 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.
Our program includes a few options for rent assistance and case management, depending on the need and duration of support required to prevent homelessness. To inquire about Homeless Intervention servcies, call our main office at 715.598.4750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Current Programs include: