NEWCAP BLOGApr 12, 2017
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The Rapid Re-Housing Program provides rental assistance to individuals/families that are literally homeless. When an applicant is eligible, a portion of their rent will be paid through Newcap based on their income. This payment will be sent directly to the landlord the first working day of each month. The tenant will be responsible for the balance.
This program targets individuals/families who are literally homeless. It is to assist homeless persons living on the streets or in an emergency shelter transition as quickly as possible into housing, and then to help such persons achieve stability in that housing.
If the applicant is approved, attendance at an interview/briefing session is required. During the briefing, the tenant is given a detailed explanation of the program and their responsibilities. When the tenant has located a unit and the owner accepts the assistance, an inspection is performed to ensure the unit is decent, safe, and sanitary under the Housing Quality Standards regulations. If the unit passes, the owner and Newcap enter into a Rental Agreement. The tenant and the landlord enter into a lease agreement.
Case Managers will conduct monthly visits at least once a month or more if needed. Monthly visits will focus on individual goals, landlord/tenant issues, employment concerns, financial management, or other goals identified through various assessments. Room-by-room inspections may be done as needed. Attendance at workshops focused on self-sufficiency may be mandated. Follow-up services will be provided to families exiting the program.
Family income must be at or below 30% of the County Median Income. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program.
Applicants should contact Newcap’s Oconto office for an assessment to determine preliminary eligibility. Once initial eligibility is determined, the applicant is placed on the Prioritization List and offered assistance when a housing program becomes available in their community. Applicants are placed on the Prioritization List by the length of time homeless and the severity of their need.
Please also fill out our Intake Form here.