Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) 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. Brown County funds can be used for utility arrears (heat, electric, water & sewer, and trash).

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.