LAKESHORE CAP “WRAP” APPLICATION

LAKESHORE CAP “WRAP” APPLICATION

WISCONSIN RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WRAP)

CLOSE DATE: NOV 20! You may be eligible for up to $3,000 of rental assistance through the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program being administered by Lakeshore CAP. You MUST have lost income due to COVID-19! Lakeshore CAP will process your application for rental and utility assistance as part of this program. No need to meet in person. All requirements can be completed via phone and email. Income eligibility is based on the last 30 days of income. Hurry! Must apply prior to November 20th. Program may end early if funds are exhausted. To apply in English or Spanish, see below or visit Lakeshore CAP’s website at www.lakeshorecap.org in the yellow box or call 920-682-3737.

WI Home Energy Plus Assistance

If you need to apply for Energy Assistance you can follow the link below to apply.

Si necesita aplicar para obtener Asistencia con la Energía (servicios públicos) puede seguir el enlace que aparece abajo para aplicar.

https://energybenefit.wi.gov/OnlineApps/


WRAP PRE-SCREEN APPLICATION

Have you lost income due to COVID-19 and are unable to pay your rent? You can apply for assistance by clicking on the Pre-Screen application link below. Available in English and Spanish

Ha perdido sus ingresos debido al COVID-19 y no ha podido pagar su renta? Ahora puede aplicar para la asistencia al visitar www.lakeshorecap.org y hacer click en el enlace para aplicación de preevaluació. Esta disponible en iglés y español.

Click on Pre-Screen Application: English or Spanish


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING WRAP APPLICATIONS!!!

If you have already applied, please note that we are going through the applications as quickly as we can. Do NOT reapply. However, you can speed up the process by being “document ready” when we get to your application by gathering the following items BEFORE we contact you. Have ready:

  • Verification that income was lost DUE TO COVID-19
  • Verification of the pr, 80% County evious month’s income
  • Statement from your landlord indicating how much you owe or an eviction notice, if applicable
  • Social security numbers for every household member
  • Copy of ID (drivers license or WI ID) for the head of the household
  • Valid lease
  • Utility account numbers for the Energy Assistance portion of the application

There will be additional information requested but this is what we need to determine your eligibility first. If you have these documents ready, it will speed the process along for everyone!

IF YOU ARE POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE AND ASKED TO PROVIDE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, YOUR CASE WORKER WILL INSTRUCT YOU ON HOW TO GET THEM TO LAKESHORE CAP

WRAP PROGRAM INFORMATION

In collaboration with the Department of Administration through the CARES Act, Lakeshore CAP is assisting households in Manitowoc, Door, Sheboygan and Kewaunee counties who are struggling with paying rent because of an income loss due to COVID-19.

The program may provide financial assistance for rent and security deposits for eligible households who have experienced income loss resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. WRAP can award up to 3 months of rent — not to exceed $3,000 per household — in a combination of rental payments and/or security deposits paid directly to landlords.

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

Eligible costs include direct financial assistance for owed rent and security deposits. Requirements:

  • Income must be at or below 80% County Median Income (CMI)* in the month of or prior to application date (see table below),
  • you must be 18 year or older,
  • have a valid lease,
  • at least one household member must have a social security number, and
  • you can’t be in another government support housing (i.e. public housing or Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher recipient).

*80% CMI (County Median Income): Follow this link to see the income limits in Manitowoc, Door, Kewaunee and Sheboygan counties to qualify for assistance: WRAP 80% CMI June 2020

IF YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF INCOME BECAUSE OF COVID-19, YOU WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR THIS PROGRAM


APPLICATION PROCESS

You will receive an email (if you have an address) confirming your submission. Eligible households will be scheduled for a phone call to obtain additional information. If you are not eligible, you will receive resources for other programs and services. Please have the above listed information ready for our call if you are potentially eligible.

This program is made possible through funding from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Social Security Offices Committed to Help

Social Security Offices Committed to Help

On behalf of the Social Security Administration (SSA), we want to let you know that during the current coronavirus pandemic, SSA continues to provide help to you and others in your community.

While their offices are not providing service to walk-in visitors due to COVID-19, SSA remains committed to providing ongoing benefits and vital services. SSA asked us to let you know that they remain ready and able to help you by phone with most Social Security matters. You can speak with a representative by calling your local Social Security office or their National Number: 800-772-1213. They provide local office phone numbers conveniently online with their Social Security Office Locator: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

SSA also wants you to know they have many secure and convenient online services (https://www.ssa.gov/onlineservices) to:

Most business with SSA can be done online, but they know that many people still rely on phone or in-person help.  That’s why they want you to know you can still count on them by phone. And, if you have a critical situation they cannot help you with by phone or online, they may be able to schedule an appointment for you.

If you need help from SSA, please don’t wait until they can see you in person. Reach out now and get the help you need.

Lastly, SSA also understands that getting medical and other documentation can be difficult due to the pandemic. So, they are continuing to extend certain deadlines wherever possible.