Homeless? Let Us Help!

Homeless? Let Us Help!


During the week before Thanksgiving, known as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, you might notice signs around your community connected to the hashtags on this post. These signs were distributed by Lakeshore CAP regarding our Supportive Housing Program.

Within the program, a process called Coordinated Entry is used in an effort to refer those seeking housing assistance to the most appropriate services available. The flyer gives a brief explanation regarding Coordinated Entry and which agencies participate. Any agency that displays the No Wrong Door image is an agency that someone seeking a referral to Coordinated Entry system can go to for that referral. In addition, passionate community members are encouraged to contact any of these agencies for volunteer and community support opportunities.

The following agencies on the Lakeshore (Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Door, and Kewaunee Counties) participate: Lakeshore CAP, The Salvation Army of Sheboygan, Incourage, The Haven of Manitowoc County, and Hope House of Manitowoc County.

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Temporary Eviction Moratorium

Temporary Eviction Moratorium


If you are a landlord or tenant, this is important information regarding the eviction moratorium. Follow these links for information in English and Spanish:

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released an emergency order to stop residential evictions from September 4 to December 31, 2020. Learn more about how to use this protection and if you qualify from our fact sheet below. The CDC’s eviction moratorium started on 9/4, but you are NOT automatically covered. If you wish to use the waiver because you cannot pay your rent, you must sign this statement and provide it to your landlord.

To fill out a declaration form to get this protection, you can find one at:

For frequently asked questions, follow this link: Landlord / Tenant COVID-19 FAQ

If you are being evicted, Legal Action may be able to help you. Call (855) 947-2529 and learn more at legalaction.org.

lcap lakeNeed help in Manitowoc, Door, Kewaunee or Sheboygan counties? Have you lost income due to COVID-19 or are just unable to pay your rent? You can apply for assistance by visiting www.lakeshorecap.org and clicking on either the WRAP Pre-Screen application link or downloading/printing a Rental Assistance application, available in both 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.
New Eviction Moratorium

New Eviction Moratorium


The CDC has issued a federal eviction moratorium in effect starting 9/4/2020 until 12/31/2020.

Click on this link: Here’s what the CDC’s nationwide eviction ban means for renters.

You are still responsible to pay your rent and you must provide your landlord a declaration indicating that you cannot pay.

You should pay as much on your rent as you can each month because you will owe ALL of it at the end of the moratorium. A copy of the declaration should be posted online soon for tenants to download and sign. 
Residents of Manitowoc, Door, Kewaunee and Sheboygan counties may apply for rental assistance by clicking on one of the applications on Lakeshore CAP’s homepage at https://lakeshorecap.org/. The WRAP application is for anyone who has lost income due to COVID-19.
Rent Smart Zoom Course!

Rent Smart Zoom Course!

Are you a first time renter or want to learn more about renting? Rent Smart can be a useful tool to increase the likelihood that a landlord will accept YOUR application. Consider taking this FREE online Zoom course! Follow link below to register:

Rent Smart Registration


Rent Smart is designed for people with little or no rental experience or those that have had difficulty obtaining rental housing. What you will learn:

  • Planning for and meeting monthly expenses
  • Tips for finding and maintaining affordable housing
  • How to complete an application and why landlords screen applicants
  • Strategies for building positive relationships with landlords and neighbors
  • Responsibilities and rights of landlords and tenants


Door County Rental Assistance Program

To help keep struggling Door County residents from being evicted from their homes, the Door County Emergency Response Fund has partnered with Lakeshore CAP to offer an expanded Rental Assistance Program during the global pandemic and resulting recession.

You might be eligible for assistance if ALL the following criteria apply to you:

  • Lease an apartment, duplex, or single-family home in Door County as your sole residence
  • Experienced a substantial reduction in your income due to the COVID-19 health crisis and resulting economic recession
  • Virtually exhausted your savings and are now unable to meet your financial obligations

You will be asked to provide documentation to Lakeshore CAP, including proof of change in income, bank statements, and your lease. Lakeshore CAP will keep that information highly confidential. Your name will not be disclosed to any third party, nor to United Way or the Community Foundation. If you are approved for rental assistance, the check will be made payable directly to your landlord.

Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to meet all your financial needs. However, our hope is that we can help make things just a little bit easier for you during this crisis.The resources in the Door County Emergency Response Fund are limited and so we anticipate that the income and savings criteria used to determine eligibility will evolve as we have a better count of how many people will need help. Remember, the Emergency Response Fund does NOT receive any money from government. It is entirely funded by the generosity of your friends and neighbors of Door County.


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To apply, download and print out this application:  Door Co Rental Assistance Application 

If you are unable to print the application, you can pick one up at Lakeshore CAP at 131 S 3rd Avenue in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:30AM. and 4:00PM.

If you are unable to visit Lakeshore CAP in Sturgeon Bay, you may request that an application be mailed to you. Call (920) 682-3737 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and mailing address. An application will be mailed to you shortly thereafter.

If you have questions, or need help filling out the application, please call Lakeshore CAP at (920) 682-3737 and leave a message. A case manager from Lakeshore CAP will call you back to walk you through the application process.

To donate to this important relief effort, join us by making an online gift today or mail your contribution to:

Door County Emergency Response Fund
Door County Community Foundation
222 N 3rd Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI  54235

We will get through this if we hold together as a community!