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.

Lakeshore CAP COVID-19 Assistance Programs

Lakeshore CAP COVID-19 Assistance Programs

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Lakeshore Community Action Program

Help for Residents Impacted by Loss of Income Due to COVID-19!

~MANITOWOC, SHEBOYGAN, DOOR & KEWAUNEE COUNTIES~

If you live in one of these counties and have been impacted financially by COVID-19, we have a variety of programs to help. Apply today! See our Pre-Screen Applications at: www.lakeshorecap.org. See individual news articles on each program.

Or follow links below:for each program you may be eligible for, depending upon your location and reason for loss of income: Click on the news article below each program for further information.


1. Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) Program:

Info and eligibility at: https://lakeshorecap.org/wera-rental-assistance-program/


2. Mortgage and Water Utility Assistance Program for Homeowners and Renters:

Info and eligibility at: https://lakeshorecap.org/lakeshore-cap-mortgage-assistance-program/


3. Property Tax Assistance Program:

Info and eligibility at: https://lakeshorecap.org/lakeshore-cap-property-tax-assistance-program/

Temporary Eviction Moratorium

Temporary Eviction Moratorium

TEMPORARY CDC 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.