Homelessness Prevention/Rental Assistance Programs
Helping the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless maintain housing and work towards self-sufficiency
Your first step in applying for Lakeshore CAP’s Supportive Housing Program in Manitowoc & Sheboygan or Door & Kewaunee counties is to fill out a pre-screen application. To print an application, please click on one of the PDFs below. You may also pick up an application at any of our offices during business hours listed at the bottom of our website. (Everyone in the household over 18 must sign.)
WE HAVE 2 TYPES OF PROGRAMS FOR ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS
Prevention Program provides payment directly to a landlord to help prevent a household from becoming homeless if they are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. This program provides up to one month towards rent if all eligibility criteria are met.
Lakeshore CAP offices are not open to the public during COVID-19 closures but programming is still being offered. Please STILL print an application (below) or email us or call and leave your name, address and phone number and what you need. When you have the application, fill it out completely and mail, fax or email it in as noted on the first page. DO NOT bring it to any of our offices as all staff are working from home.
Lakeshore CAP recently learned we will be receiving WI Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) funds, resulting from the CARES Act. The purpose of these funds is to help those who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are struggling to pay rent or security deposit. We are excited and relieved to have these funds available to eligible residents within our service area.
PLEASE NOTE: Lakeshore CAP is not yet taking applications for WRAP. We will post application instructions and contact information online once the program is operational, on or about June 8.
Rapid Rehousing (RRH) uses the Coordinated Entry System by prioritizing households that are the most vulnerable on a list called the “Prioritization List.” Applicants may be referred to the List by Lakeshore CAP or through the partnerships we have with local shelters. A brief assessment is completed and a referral to the List is then made. To qualify for RRH, you must be literally homeless. RRH provides ongoing rental assistance, and households work closely with case managers towards becoming self-sufficient.
Pre-Screen Applications: one for Manitowoc, Sheboygan & Kewaunee Counties and one for Door County only
Please print, fill out completely, and sign where indicated (this form is 9=10 pages long). Keep the pages marked “Client Copy” for your records. Return the application to Lakeshore CAP in one of the ways listed on the first page.
If you are not eligible for our programs, we will refer you to other programs and agencies that may assist you. Also see Resource Lists By County (link below) for agencies that could possibly offer services or assistance in your area.
Call for more information:
Lakeshore CAP/Manitowoc, Kewaunee, Door
(920) 682-3737 — Open M-F: 8AM – 5PM
(920) 743-0192 — Open T&TH: 7AM – 4PM
(920) 803-6991 — Open M-F: 12PM – 4PM
For more information please visit: http://www.wiboscoc.org/
Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System
This Agency receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and/or a federal, state or local public or private entity to provide services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. In order to receive this funding, this agency must participate in the Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which is administered by the Institute for Community Alliances. This system collects basic information about clients receiving services from this agency in order to get an accurate count of individuals and families who are homeless, and to identify the need to provide different services. This agency will collect and share only the information that we consider to be appropriate. The collection and use of all personal information is guided by strict standards of confidentiality. A copy of our Privacy Notice describing our privacy practices is available to all consumers upon request. Your information will be shared with other area agencies that participate in HMIS, unless you request that your information remain closed (confidential). Keeping your information closed means that your information will only be available to case workers and intake workers within this agency. If you are interested in keeping your records closed, please talk to a case manager or intake worker.
Public Notice (Federal Register/Vol. 69, No. 146)
Effective August 30, 2004