Crisis

Brown County Family Permanent Supportive Housing Program

Provides a permanent housing options to chronically homeless families in Brown County.

Program Contact:

Coordinated Entry Specialist 
800-242-7334

Counties Served:

  • Brown

Program Description:

The Brown County Family Permanent Supportive Housing Program is funded through the Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care and the Department of Housing and Urban Development and will provide a permanent housing option to two chronically homeless families. The program participants will pay 30% of their monthly adjusted gross income towards their housing each month. This project allowed funding for a duplex in Brown County to be acquired and rehabbed in order to make the housing decent, safe, and sanitary. These families will be offered intensive case management to assist them to be able to live independently in hopes of one day that they will be able to obtain a rental unit outside of the program.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Income limit must be at or below 30% of County Median Income. Learn if you may be eligible for this program by filling out our eligibility calculator here.

Application Process:

Please first fill out our intake form here. Once you fill out the intake form, someone will be in contact with you for next steps.

Applicants should then 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 an opening becomes available in the program. Applicants are placed on the Prioritization List by their F-VI-SPDAT score.  

Brown County Youth Rapid Re-Housing Program

Provides up to 24 months of rental assistance and training and development by case management with independent living skills for each participant.

Program Contact:

Coordinated Entry Specialist
800-242-7334

Counties Served:

  • Brown

Program Description:

The Brown County Youth Rapid Re-Housing Program is funded through the Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care and the Department of Housing and Urban Development and can provide up to 24 months of rental assistance. The program will pay 100% of the participant’s first month’s rent. Thereafter, participant contribution toward rent will be 30% of the household’s monthly adjusted gross income, payable directly to the landlord.

This project is subcontracted with Family Services of Northeastern Wisconsin. Family Services will assist in the training and development of the case management and independent living skills for each participant household. Newcap will also perform the housing functions of this program, which will include locating housing, mediating issues/concerns between the landlord and tenant, and assisting the household with sustaining housing.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Income limit must be at or below 30% of County Median Income. Learn more about if you may be eligible for this program by filling out our eligibility calculator here.

Application Process:

Please first fill out our intake form here. Once you fill out the intake form, someone will be in contact with you for next steps.

Applicants should then 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 an opening becomes available in the program. Applicants are placed on the Prioritization List by their TAY-VI-SPDAT or F-VI–SPDAT score.

 

Domestic Violence Rapid Re-Housing Program

Provides up to 24 months of rental assistance for those fleeing a domestic violence situation or are homeless because of already leaving. 

Program Contact:

Coordinated Entry Specialist
800-242-7334 

Counties Served:

  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Domestic Violence Rapid Re-Housing Program is funded through the Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care and the Department of Housing and Urban Development and can provide up to 24 months of rental assistance. The program will pay 100% of the participant’s first month’s rent. Thereafter, participant contribution toward rent will be 30% of the household’s monthly adjusted gross income, payable directly to the landlord.

This program will provide intensive case management to each household.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Income limit must be at or below 30% of the County Median Income and be fleeing a domestic violence situation or be homeless because of already leaving.

Application Process:

Please first fill out our intake form here. Once you fill out the intake form, someone will be in contact with you for next steps.

Applicants should then contact the Program Contact for an assessment to determine preliminary eligibility. Once initial eligibility is determined, the applicant is placed on the Prioritization List and offered assistance when an opening becomes available in the program. Applicants are placed on the Prioritization List by their VI-SPDAT or F-VI-SPDAT score. 

Essential Frontline Employees Relief Fund

This program assists with rent or mortgage payments, medical expenses incurred due to contracting COVID, utility bills, and childcare expenses to those who live in the Green Bay City limits.

Coordinated Entry Specialist
800-242-7334

Counties Served:

  • Brown

Program Description

This program will offer vouchers for childcare, provide emergency payments for Essential Frontline Employees impacted by coronavirus for items such as housing (emergency rental assistance or rental assistance) or utilities and payments of medical bills incurred due to contracted COVID-19.

  1. Childcare: Coaches through this program will work with clients to help them apply for all programs available through ACCESS Wisconsin, which are FoodShare, Medicaid/Badgercare, childcare assistance and Wisconsin Works (W-2). If a household is not eligible to receive childcare assistance through TANF funds, Coachers can issue a childcare voucher for the family. These funds may also be used to supplement the portion that the family still must pay after the assistance. A maximum  of $500 per household is allowed under this activity.
  2. Healthcare: Coaches with collaborate with Newcap’s Community Health Clinic in Green Bay to provide payments for individuals and families that have medical bills due to COVID-19. Coaches will also cover medical and healthcare as a topic for discussion when working with each household to be able to assist with medical expenses that have been incurred because of the pandemic. A maximum of $1,000 per household is allowed under this activity.
  3. Utility Bills: Coaches will work with the individuals and families that have outstanding utility bills because of a loss of income due to COVID-19. This can include gas, electric, and water utility bills. Each household must have applied for the 2021 heating season through Energy Assistance in order to qualify for this activity. Payments must be made directly to the utility company on behalf of the household. A maximum of $1,000 per household is allowed under this activity.
  4. Emergency Rental Assistance and/or Mortgage Assistance: These payments must be made directly to the landlord/property manager or financial institution on behalf of the applicant. Written confirmation must be obtained from the landlord/property manager or financial institution that they will accept the payment on behalf of the applicant. A maximum of $1,500 per household is allowed under this activity.

Referrals will be made to our Financial Capabilities counseling/education program. The Budget Counselor/Financial Coach will assist program participants in developing a comprehensive budget to understand their entire financial picture; including cost to live month to month, identification of all income sources and debt obligations, and together they will develop a strategy to eliminate debt and achieve their goals.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Income must be at or below 80% of the County Median Income. Applicant must live in the City of Green Bay and be considered an Essential Employee of the Business listed below:

Emergency Order #12 Section 13: 

Essential Businesses and Operations. All entities described in this section shall meet Social Distancing Requirements between all individuals on the premises to the extent possible. Essential Businesses and Operations shall, to the greatest extent possible, use technology to avoid meeting in person, including virtual meetings, teleconference, and remote work (i.e., work from home). For the purposes of this Order, Essential Businesses and Operations means Healthcare and Public Health Operations, Human Services Operations, Essential Infrastructure, and Essential Governmental Functions, and the following:  

CISA List. Any business or worker identified in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response, updated March 23, 2020, and any subsequent versions of this Memorandum.  

Stores that sell groceries and medicine. Grocery stores, bakeries, pharmacies, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks and food pantries, convenience stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of groceries, canned food, dry goods, frozen foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, poultry, prepared food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and any other household consumer products (such as cleaning and personal care products). Such establishments shall:  

Food and beverage production. transport, and agriculture. Food and beverage manufacturing, production, processing, transportation, and cultivation; farming, livestock, fishing, baking, and other production agriculture, including cultivation, marketing, production, and distribution of animals and goods for consumption; businesses that provide food, shelter, and other necessities of life for animals, including animal shelters, boarding, rescues, kennels, and adopting facilities; farm and agriculture equipment, supplies, and repair services.  

Restaurants. Restaurants shall close, except as follows:  

  1. Restaurants may remain open for food take-out or delivery service only. 
  2. Alcohol sales must comply with section 13.e. below. 
  3. Customers may enter the above establishments only for the purpose of ordering, pick up, and paying for food or beverage or both. 
  • No seating may be provided.  
  • Food and drink may not be consumed on premises, either indoors or outdoors.  
  • Establishments shall meet Social Distancing Requirements between all individuals on the premises to the extent possible.  
  • Cease any self-service operations of salad bars, beverage stations, and buffets.  
  • Customers are prohibited from self-dispensing any unpackaged food or beverage.  

Bars. This includes breweries, brewpubs, wineries, distilleries, and alcohol beverage retailers. Such establishments shall close, except as follows:  

  1. Carryout sales of alcohol beverages and food are allowed, if permitted by state law and municipal ordinance. 
  2. Delivery of alcohol beverages to retail customers is prohibited. 
  3. Wineries holding direct wine shippers’ permits may make deliveries of wine in accordance with their permit. 
  4. Customers may enter the above establishments only for the purpose of ordering, pick up, and paying for food or beverage or both. 
  • No seating may be provided.  
  • Food and drink may not be consumed on premises, either indoors or outdoors.  
  • Establishments shall meet Social Distancing Requirements between all individuals on the premises to the extent possible.  
  • Self-service operations of salad bars, beverage stations, and buffets are prohibited.  
  • Customers are prohibited from self-dispensing any unpackaged food or beverage.  

Child care settings. Secretary-designee Andrea Palm’s Emergency Order #6 remains in effect, with the following amendments:  

  1. Child care settings shall prioritize care for families as follows: 
  • Tier 1: employees, contractors, and other support Coaches working in health care;  
  • Tier 2: employees, contractors, and other Coaches in vital areas including but not limited to military; long term care; residential care; pharmacies; child care; child welfare; government operations; public safety and critical infrastructure such as sanitation, transportation, utilities, telecommunications; grocery and food services; supply chain operations; and other sectors as determined by the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families.  

Child care settings include all licensed and certified child care providers who may provide care for any age or ages of children up to 13 years of age, unless specially licensed for children with disabilities up to 19 years of age.  

Organizations that provide charitable and social services. Businesses and religious and secular nonprofit organizations, including prevocational group supportive employment, food banks and food pantries, when providing food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, individuals who need assistance as a result of this public health emergency, and people with disabilities.  

Weddings, funerals, and religious entities. Religious facilities, entities, groups, and gatherings, and weddings and funerals, except that any gathering shall include fewer than 10 people in a room or confined space at a time and individuals shall adhere to Social Distancing Requirements as much as possible.  

Funeral establishments. Funeral establishments, as defined in Wis. Stat. § 445.01(6), except that any gathering shall include fewer than 10 people in a room or confined space at a time and individuals shall adhere to Social Distancing Requirements as much as possible.  

Media. Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services.  

Gas stations and businesses needed for transportation. Gas stations; auto and motorcycle supply, repair and sales; boat supply, repair, and sales; and bicycle supply, repair, and sales.  

Financial institutions and services. Banks, credit unions, and other depository or lending institutions; licensed financial service providers; insurance services; personnel necessary to perform essential functions at broker dealers and investment advisor offices.  

Hardware and supplies stores. Hardware stores and businesses that sell electrical, plumbing, heating, and construction material.  

Critical trades. Building and Construction Tradesmen and Tradeswomen, and other trades including but not limited to plumbers, electricians, carpenters, laborers, sheet metal, iron workers, masonry, pipe trades, fabricators, finishers, exterminators, pesticide application, cleaning and janitorial Coaches for commercial and governmental properties, security Coaches, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services, forestry and arborists, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, and Essential Businesses and Operations.  

Mail, post, shipping, logistics, delivery, and pick-up services. Post offices and other businesses that provide shipping and delivery services, and businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, beverages, goods or services to end users or through commercial channels.  

Laundry services. Laundromats, dry cleaners, industrial laundry services, and laundry service providers.  

Supplies to work from home. Businesses that sell, manufacture, or supply products needed for people to work from home.  

Supplies for Essential Businesses and Operations and Essential Governmental Functions. Businesses that sell, manufacture, or supply other Essential Businesses and Operations and Essential Governmental Functions with the support or supplies necessary to operate, including computers; audio and video electronics; household appliances; IT and telecommunication equipment; hardware; paint; flat glass; electrical, plumbing, and heating materials; construction materials and equipment; sanitary equipment; personal hygiene products; food, food additives, ingredients, and components; medical and orthopedic equipment; firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers for purposes of safety and security; optics and photography equipment; diagnostic; food and beverages; chemicals; paper and paper products; soaps and detergents.  

Transportation. Airlines, taxis, transportation network providers (such as Uber and Lyft), vehicle rental services, paratransit, and other private, public, and commercial transportation and logistics providers necessary for Essential Activities and other purposes expressly authorized in this Order.  

Home-based care and services. Home-based care for seniors, adults, children, and/ or people with disabilities, substance use disorders, and/ or mental illness, including caregivers or nannies who may travel to the child’s home to provide care, and other in-home services including meal delivery.  

Professional services. Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, insurance services, real estate services (including appraisal, home inspection, and title services). These services shall, to the greatest extent possible, use technology to avoid meeting in person, including virtual meetings, teleconference, and remote work (i.e., work from home).  

Manufacture, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries. Manufacturing companies, distributors, and supply chain companies producing and supplying essential products and services in and for industries such as pharmaceutical, technology, biotechnology, healthcare, chemicals and sanitation, waste pickup and disposal, agriculture, food and beverage, transportation, energy, steel and steel products, petroleum and fuel, mining, construction, national defense, communications, and products used by other Essential Governmental Functions and Essential Businesses and Operations. 

Critical labor union functions. Essential activities include the administration of health and welfare funds and personnel checking on the well-being and safety of members providing services in Essential Business and Operations, provided the checks are done by telephone or remotely where possible. 

Hotels and motels. Hotels and motels, except that such establishments shall: 

  • Comply with requirements of 12.b, 12.d. and 12.e.  
  • Close swimming pools, hot tubs, and exercise facilities.  
  • Prohibit guests from congregating in lobbies or other common areas, including providing adequate space to adhere to Social Distancing Requirements while queuing for front desk services. 

Higher educational institutions. Higher educational institutions, for purposes of facilitating distance learning, performing critical research, or performing essential functions as determined by the institution. 

WEDC designated businesses. In the exceptional circumstance that a business is not listed in this Order as an Essential Business or Operations but believes that it should be included in that designation, the business should consult the information page on the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) website, here: www.wedc.org/essentialbusiness. If a business still believes that it does not fall within the meaning of Essential Businesses and Operations, it may apply to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) using the provided form requesting designation as such.  

Application Process:

 Please first fill out our intake form here. Once you fill out the intake form, someone will be in contact with you for next steps.

Then contact us at 1-800-242-7334 for questions or help in applying for this program.

 

Green Bay Mortgage Assistance Program

Cynthia Patterson 
Real Estate Specialist
1.800.242.7334

Counties Served:

  • Brown

Program Description

The City of Green Bay Mortgage Assistance Program will offer mortgage assistance payments to households within the city limits that have been affected by Covid-19.

  1. Mortgage Assistance: payments will be made directly to financial institutions on behalf of eligible households.

Eligibility Guidelines

Income must be at or below 80% of the County Median Income. Applicant must live in the City of Green Bay and have income that was affected by Covid-19.

Application Process

Please fill out our intake form here. Once you fill out the intake form, someone will in contact with you for next steps.

To apply for this program, please contact us via the Program Contact.

Please fill out the following forms:

  1. Mortgage Assistance Program Application
  2. Duplication of Benefits Certification 
  3. CDBG Income Form

 

Home Energy Plus (HE+) Furnace Program

Provides year-round assistance to eligible low-income households when their primary heating system (furnace) no longer provides heat, is inoperable, or becomes unsafe.

Program Contact:

Val Filz
Vice President of Energy Services
1.800.242.7334 

Counties and Tribes Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Mole Lake / Sokaogon / Chippewa
  • Oconto
  • Oneida Nation
  • Shawano
  • Stockbridge-Munsee

Program Description:

The Home Energy Plus (HE+) Furnace Program is a year-round program that provides assistance to eligible low-income homeowners when their primary heating system (“furnace”) no longer provides heat, is inoperable, or becomes unsafe. The WHEAP (Energy Assistance) Program verifies applicant eligibility and sends a furnace referral to the Weatherization Assistance Program. The WHEAP Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program then work cooperatively to ensure program goals and requirements are met while providing timely delivery of service.

Eligibility Requirements:

Must have an annual income at or below 60% of the State Median Income and complete a WHEAP (Energy Assistance) application through the local WHEAP agency. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Please first fill out our intake form here.

Then contact Newcap, Inc. Weatherization Program for information on how to apply or directly contact the local WHEAP (Energy Assistance) agency in the county in which you reside. 

Homeless Prevention Program

The Homeless Prevention Program targets individuals/families that have an eviction of 14 days or less. The case manager will work with the landlord to mediate the situation, if possible and/or assist the applicant in finding another unit.

Program Contact:

HCV Coordinator
800-242-7334

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Homeless Prevention Program is funded through the Emergency Solutions Grant and can provide up to 12 months of rental assistance, one-time rental appears payment, utility payment up to 12 months, and/or utility arrears to low-income households that are imminently at risk of becoming homeless and would lose their housing without this assistance.

The Homeless Prevention Program targets individuals/families that have an eviction of 14 days or less. The case manager will work with the landlord to mediate the situation, if possible and/or assist the applicant in finding another unit.

Case Managers will:

  1. Conduct monthly visits
  2. Focus on individuals goals
  3. Landlord/tenant issues
  4. Financial Management
  5. Other goals identified through various assessments

Eligibility Guidelines:

Income limit must be at or below 30% of County Median Income. Find out if you are eligible by using our eligibility calculator here.

Application Process:

Please first fill out our intake form here.

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 an opening becomes available in the Homeless Prevention Program in their community. Applicants are placed on the Prioritization List by their vulnerability and whether or not they meet the HUD’s definition of at-risk.

 

Medical Mileage Reimbursement Program

Program Provides a reimbursement to those who drive participants for pre-approved medical mileage that are unable to take other transportation services that are offered in the area.

Program Contact:

Peggy Zielinski
Transportation Director
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Florence
  • Marinette
  • Oconto

Program Description:

The Medical Mileage Reimbursement Program is intended for those recipients who are unable to take other transportation services that are offered in the area. Applicants must have explored all other options available to them before they are considered for the program. MMRP can offer a reimbursement rate of $0.30 per mile for those who drive participants for pre-approved medical mileage.

Eligibility Requirements:

Family income must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Participants must be elderly (over the age of 60) or disabled and NOT be eligible for a Medicaid transportation program. In order to be eligible for reimbursement, the participant recruits their own driver (who has a valid drivers license and insurance), completes the transportation voucher report, and submits it to Newcap within 30 days of the trip. Final determination of eligibility is at the Mobility Managers discretion. The participant and Mobility Manager must beet in person, to complete the application process. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Please first fill out our intake form here.

Then contact the program contact for an application. Complete an application and return it with the requested documentation. Please allow 7-10 business days for the application to be reviewed.

This project is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as authorized under 49 U.S.C  5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (CFDA 20.513)”

Mobility Management Program

Provides a coordinated community-wide transportation network that assists elderly and disabled individuals in finding the transportation resources available to them.

Program Contact:

Peggy Zielinski
Transportation Director
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Marinette
  • Oconto

Program Description:

The Mobility Management Program is a coordinated community-wide transportation service network. The Mobility Manager assists elderly and disabled individuals in finding the transportation resources available to them. The Mobility Manager coordinates services through partnerships with other agencies.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Family income must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Contact the Mobility Manager at the Newcap Oconto office with any questions regarding eligibility. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

For more information, contact the program contact. 

This project is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as authorized under 49 U.S.C  5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (CFDA 20.513)”

Motel Voucher Program

This program will assist a person experiencing homelessness with shelter in a nearby motel.

Program Contact:

Erika Villacrez 
Housing Case Manager Supervisor 
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Florence
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Shawano

Program Description:

The Motel Voucher Program will assist a person experiencing homelessness with shelter in a nearby motel until the individual or family can link up with other support networks, family or friends or will be placed the prioritization list and will be served with various homeless programs offered in the appropriate county. The maximum stay is 3 days will depend on each individual situation.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Family income must be at or below 30% of County Median Income. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Please first fill out our intake form here.

Then, homeless individuals/families please see contact.

Newcap Food Pantries

Provides emergency food supplies for households in a crisis situation.

Program Contact:

Deb Barlament
Executive Vice President of Operations
920.834.4621

 

Counties Served:

  • Forest
  • Marinette
  • Oconto

Program Description:

The Newcap Food Pantries Program is for emergency food supplies for households in a crisis situation. Newcap food pantries serve individuals in each county with the food from the TEFAP program and donated food. One of the requirements of a pantry to receive TEFAP food is that they must match pound for pound TEFAP food. Our pantries must participate in food drives within our communities to accomplish their requirement.

Eligibility Requirements:

Recipients must be Wisconsin residents and live in the pantry’s service area. Clients must have an income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines established for their household size. Income is determined by self-declaration. Participants must show a picture ID each time they visit the food pantry. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this service. 

Application Process:

Pantry participants are asked to fill out a form and provide proof of residency, the number of dependents, names and birthdates of each household member (for a child that can be an immunization card, birth certificate, report card, etc.), and valid identification. Homeless persons may use the address of a local service agency.

Food Pantries:

  • Forest County
    Newcap
    212 North Lake Avenue, Crandon, WI 54520
  • Marinette County
    Newcap
    1939 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143
  • Oconto County
    Newcap
    1201 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Program

Provides long-term housing with supportive services for homeless persons with disabilities by reintegrating chronically homeless and other highly vulnerable homeless families and individuals with psychiatric disabilities or chronic health challenges into the community by addressing their basic needs for housing and providing ongoing support.

Program Contact:

Coordinated Entry Specialist
1.800.242.7334 

 

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Shawano

Program Description:

The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Program provides long-term housing with supportive services for homeless persons with disabilities by reintegrating chronically homeless and other highly vulnerable homeless families and individuals into the community by addressing their basic needs for housing and providing ongoing support.  Newcap holds the lease on the unit and sublets the unit to the program participant.  The program participant pays 30% of their monthly adjusted income back to Newcap as occupancy fees.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Family must meet HUDs definition of homeless and income must be at or below 30% of the County Median Income. Clients must have a disability. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Please first fill out our intake form here. Once you fill out the intake form, someone will be in contact with you for next steps.

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.  Applicants are placed on the Prioritization List by the length of time homeless and the severity of their need.

 

Rapid Re-Housing Program

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 permanent housing, and then to help such persons achieve stability in that housing.

Program Contact:

Coordinated Entry Specialist
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

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.

Rapid Re-Housing:

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.   

Eligibility Guidelines:

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. 

Application Process:

Please first fill out our intake form here. Once you fill out the intake form, someone will in contact with you for next steps.

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.

 

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program

Providing rental assistance to individuals/families experiencing homelessness or those at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

Program Contact:

Coordinated Entry Specialist
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Brown (excluding the city of Green Bay)
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program is a Housing First program providing rental assistance to individuals/families experiencing homelessness or those at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Priority is given to the disabled, those who have a disabled family member, low-income who are disabled or have a disabled family member, and those who are chronically homeless or at risk of becoming chronically homeless.  Preference is then given to applicants who have been diagnosed with a mental illness.

Eligible households must agree to actively participate in case management and be working toward housing stability based on the goals and objectives set on their Housing Stabilization Plan.  All eligible households will be assisted with such services as case management, transportation assistance with referrals to mental health services, AODA, and life skills training.  This program will focus on self-sufficiency and require all program beneficiaries to participate as a condition of rental assistance.  Program participants will not be terminated for failure to participate but will be reevaluated at six months to ensure that they are working toward self-sufficiency in order to continue with assistance.

If the applicant is approved, attendance at an interview/briefing session is required. If eligible, during the briefing, the tenant is issued a coupon and also given a detailed explanation of the program and their responsibilities. When a tenant has located a unit and the owner accepts the coupon, an inspection is performed to ensure the unit is decent, safe, and sanitary under the Housing Quality Standard regulations. If the unit passes, the owner and Newcap enter into a Housing Assistance Contract. The tenant and landlord enter into a lease agreement. The lease must be for at least 6 months.

Case Managers will conduct monthly visits or more if needed. Monthly appointments 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 for up to 6 months.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Family income must be at or below 50% of the County Median Income. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Please first fill out our intake form here. Once you fill out the intake form, someone will be in contact with you for next steps.

Applicants should contact the Program Contact 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.

 

Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) Program

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

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.