Wisconsinites should not fear being evicted, having their utilities shut off, or being without a place to live because their budgets have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) is partnering with members of the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association, as well as Energy Services, Inc., to assist eligible renters having a financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic and need help with their rent, utilities, and/or other housing stability.
Eligible households may receive up to 18 months of assistance to help with current and/or overdue bills.
Printable Program Flier
Who is Eligible?
Your household may qualify if at least one or more individuals in your home meet the following:
1) Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, experienced major costs, or experienced financial struggles due to COVID-19;
2) Demonstrates a risk of being evicted or losing your home; and,
Want to Apply?
Information about the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program, including how to apply for assistance, is available in two convenient ways:
The counties of Brown, Dane, Milwaukee, and Waukesha, as well as the cities of Madison and Milwaukee, are operating their own emergency rental assistance programs and are not participating in the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance program. Interested residents in these areas should apply directly to their local government’s rental assistance provider, some of which are listed below.
This initiative is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration and funded by the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program through the U.S. Department of Treasury.