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 experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide help with rent, utilities, and/or other housing stability services.
The Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance program is no longer accepting applications based on funding availability. Please note that due to the volume of pending applications, financial assistance is not guaranteed.
WERA Applications Are Closed
Housing stability services remain available.
Any remaining benefits will be paid to the extent that funding remains available,
with priority given to households facing imminent eviction.
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;
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.