Lakeshore CAP WRAP Results/New WERA!

Lakeshore CAP WRAP Results/New WERA!

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2020 “WRAP” (WISCONSIN RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)

RESULTS ARE IN!

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See below for information and link to Lakeshore CAP’s 2021 WERA (Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance) program running through November — for households negatively impacted by COVID-19!

In 2020, Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP) received Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) funds resulting from the CARES Act. The purpose of these funds was to help those who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and were struggling to pay rent or security deposit. The Lakeshore CAP program provided funding to eligible households residing in the Wisconsin counties of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.

From June 8 to November 25, 2020, Lakeshore CAP assisted the following number of households in our 4-county area, helping them to remain in their homes or move to safe affordable housing:

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS
TYPE OF ASSISTANCE
DOLLAR AMOUNT
621
Rental Assistance
$1,007,468.00
12
Security Deposit
$18,560.00
19
Lot Rent
$23,684.00
652
—TOTALS—
$1,049,712.00

 


2021 WERA (WISCONSIN EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE) PROGRAM OPEN NOW!

Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP), an agency of WISCAP, recently received another round of Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) funds. Pre-Screen Applications are being accepted now and can be found on our Home Page. The purpose of these funds is to help those who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are struggling to pay rent. The Lakeshore CAP program will provide funding to eligible households residing in our service area —  the Wisconsin counties of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Along with the rental assistance application, you will simultaneously be applying for Energy Assistance (EA).

Information, instructions, documents and restrictions on the program can be found in our News article at https://lakeshorecap.org/wera-rental-assistance-program/ Pre-screen applications may be found on our Home Page at https://lakeshorecap.org/ in English and Spanish.

 


NON-COVID RELATED RENT ASSISTANCE

If you are seeking other forms of rental assistance due to inability to pay your rent or are facing eviction and/or homelessness, Lakeshore CAP has a different Supportive Housing/Rental Assistance Program. You can find information our on our website at www.lakeshorecap.org/supportive housing or by calling 920.682.3737 for Manitowoc Co, 920-803-6991 for Sheboygan Co, or 920-743-0192 for Door and Kewaunee counties. Applications may also be found on our Home Page in English, Spanish and Hmong at https://lakeshorecap.org/

WERA Provides Help with Utilities

WERA Provides Help with Utilities

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THE WISCONSIN EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCLUDES JUST UTILITY ASSISTANCE!

 

If your utilities have been shut off or if you have a past due balance with your provider, please apply for Lakeshore CAP’s WERA Program if you live in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Door or Kewaunee county. You may apply for utility assistance without having to apply for rent assistance. 

 


Find the WERA Pre-Screen application in English and Spanish on Lakeshore Community Action’s Home Page at: https://lakeshorecap.org/.

WERA – Rent Assistance Program

WERA – Rent Assistance Program

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE “WISCONSIN EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE” PROGRAM THROUGH LAKESHORE CAP

WERA —

lcapLakeshore Community Action Program (Lakeshore CAP), an agency of WISCAP,* recently received another round of Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) funds. Pre-Screen Applications are being accepted now and can be found on our Home Page. The purpose of these funds is to help those who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are struggling to pay rent. The Lakeshore CAP program will provide funding to eligible households residing in our service area —  the Wisconsin counties of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.

The following situations will not qualify for this program: Mortgage payments.

Along with the rental assistance application, you will simultaneously be applying for Energy Assistance (EA). If you have applied for EA in 2021, much of your information is already within the system that generates assistance for rent. You will not be eligible for an additional EA payment. The WERA program DOES provide EA and utility help for those who qualify. If someone wants only EA, they do that through WHEAP at: https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1397. If you need help with rent, if your utilities have been shut off or you are behind in payments, you can apply for WERA.

Assistance will be paid directly to your landlord once ALL information is verified!


Please go to the our website’s homepage at: https://lakeshorecap.org/ to fill out the Pre-Screen application — available in English and Spanish.


  • Please gather ALL of the documents listed in the announcement as soon as you apply for the program
  • Find program information on the website: WISCAP / WERA
  • Read/download FAQ — and if you reside in a Wisconsin county not covered within Lakeshore CAP’s service area, find your agency here: WERA Contact & FAQ Sheet

(You may translate this article into Spanish or Hmong by choosing “Select Language” on the upper left.)


*WISCAP works with our member agencies, community partners and legislators to develop innovative, comprehensive and effective solutions that increase household economic security and relieve conditions of poverty. As an agency and a network we advocate with local, state & federal government on public policy affecting low-income individuals in Wisconsin.

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

FEMA Offers COVID-19 Funeral Assistance


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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.


Fraud Alert! We have received reports of scammers reaching out to people offering to register them for funeral assistance. FEMA has not sent any such notifications and we do not contact people before they register for assistance. Learn More

How to Apply

Applications begin on April 12, 2021 — COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number: 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585 *

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 9 PM. Eastern Time

Call the dedicated toll-free phone number to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA’s representatives. Multilingual services will be available.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the application process on our Funeral Assistance FAQ page.


Who is Eligible

To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:

  • The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
  • There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:

  • An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
  • Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.

How Funds are Received

If you are eligible for funeral assistance you will receive a check by mail, or funds by direct deposit, depending on which option you choose when you apply for assistance.

Rental Funds from CARES Act

LAKESHORE CAP WRAP —WISCONSIN RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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. The Lakeshore CAP program will provide funding to eligible individuals residing in the Wisconsin counties of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. We are excited and relieved to have these funds available to eligible residents within our service area.

In general, an applicant must be an adult resident of Wisconsin, with a household income at or below 80% of the county median income in the month of the application or the prior month. For those eligible, the program may provide direct financial assistance for rent owed and/or security deposits. 

—-> PLEASE NOTE: Lakeshore CAP is now taking applications for WRAP.  Find guidelines and the pre-screen application in yellow banner at:

 English & Spanish WRAP Pre-Screen Applications

If you are seeking other forms of rental assistance due to inability to pay as a result of COVID-19 or if you simply are unable to pay your rent and are facing eviction, Lakeshore CAP has a limited amount of assistance available. You can find our application on our website at www.lakeshorecap.org/supportive housing or by calling 920.682.3737 for Manitowoc Co, 920-803-6991 for Sheboygan Co, or 920-743-0192 for Door and Kewaunee counties.