WI Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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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. 

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​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 impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and need help with their rent, utilities, and/or other housing stability.



Available Assistance​​​

Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance to help with current and/or overdue bills.

A lightning bolt with the words Utility and Home Energy Payments             A house icon with the words Rent Payments           Two hands holding a gear with the words Services to help you stay in your home

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​​ ​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 ho​me; and,


3) Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the county median.​





Want to Apply?
Information about the Wisco​nsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program, including how to apply for assistance, is available in two convenient ways:

                    Your Local Community Action Agency: Click here or visit wiscap.org/wera          Energy Services, In.c Call: 1-833-900-9372 or Email support@wera.help

NOTE:  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. ​


​​​Entitlement Area
​​Organization
Phone
Website
Brown County​​Newcap
800-242-7334
Brown County Website
​Waukesha County
​Community Advocates​​414-270-4646
Waukesha County Website
​Milwaukee County
​Community Advocates
​414-270-4646
Milwaukee County Website
​City of Milwaukee
​Social Development Commission
​414-906-2700
City of Milwaukee Website
Dane County & City of Madison​​Tenant Resource Center
​608-257-0006
​Dane County Website


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.