Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) Programs

  • Brown County Emergency Rental Assistance Program:

Program Description:

Brown County funds can be used for utility arrears (internet, heat, electric, water & sewer, and trash). This is for residents that have experienced a significant loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and need help with their rent can apply.

Eligibility Guidelines:

      • The applicant has attained the age of 18
      • The applicant is a Wisconsin resident, and is listed on a current leas for housing in Wisconsin
      • At least one or more individuals in the household meets the following criteria:
        • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a significant reduction in income, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship during the period of the COVID-19 public health emergency
      • Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing stability; and
      • Has a household income at or below 80 percent of CMI.
      • An eligible household that occupies a federally subsidized residential or mixed-use property may receive WERA assistance, provided that WERA funds are not applied to costs that have been or will be reimbursed under any other federal assistance.
      • NO Social Security Number is required to apply for or receive assistance

Application Process:

Please fill out the Brown County ERA intake form here.

 

  • Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program:

Program Description:

Wisconsin residents that have experienced a significant loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and need help with their rent can apply.

Eligibility Guidelines:

      • The applicant has attained the age of 18
      • The applicant is a Wisconsin resident, and is listed on a current leas for housing in Wisconsin
      • At least one or more individuals in the household meets the following criteria:
        • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a significant reduction in income, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship during the period of the COVID-19 public health emergency
        • Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing stability; and
        • Has a household income at or below 80 percent of CMI.
      • An eligible household that occupies a federally subsidized residential or mixed-use property may receive WERA assistance, provided that WERA funds are not applied to costs that have been or will be reimbursed under any other federal assistance.
      • NO Social Security Number is required to apply for or receive assistance

Application Process:

Please fill out our intake form here.