Homelessness Gaps & Needs Surveys

Homelessness Gaps & Needs Surveys

The Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care (WIBOSCOC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving all the counties in Wisconsin except Dane, Milwaukee, and Racine.  ​Our membership is comprised of agencies who serve, support and care about those experiencing homelessness. 

As a WIBOSCOC member, Lakeshore CAP needs your feedback!  We are looking for 25 surveys from area providers and surveys from at least 25 clients. The deadline is November 15th.

If you have applied for or received services through Lakeshore CAP or another provider, please:

Take the Gaps and Needs Survey here: Client Survey

If you are an agency in our service area (Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Door and Kewaunee counties) that works with the homeless population, please:

Take the Gap and Needs Survey here: Provider Survey

The gaps and needs group’s purpose is to research and identify the gaps in services and the needs of the Balance of State’s serving populations and agencies. This group will be able to compile data and provide supportive evidence for identifying these gaps and needs. This group will also be a vital advocate and voice for the populations and service providers within the Balance of State.

LCAP Awarded 2019 AHP Award

LCAP Awarded 2019 AHP Award

Lakeshore CAP’s Home Buyers Program

LCAP was chosen for a 2019 AHP (Affordable Housing Program) award by FHLB of Chicago! Our program supports neighborhoods, builds personal equity and can be more affordable than renting.

Thank you, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago — and our project sponsor Bank First — for helping us realize the dreams of 20 qualifying low to moderate income households with up to $6000 each in assistance!

What is the AHP?

The Affordable Housing Program facilitates the development of affordable rental housing and home ownership opportunities for very low-, low-, and moderate-income households. Through a competitive application process, the FHLB of Chicago provides grants to it’s members and their local project to finance affordable housing initiatives.

For instance, the Bank evaluates the application of each project that meets all eligibility standards. The Bank scores the applications on the basis of pre-established criteria and ranks them based on this scoring process. Then, funds are awarded to the highest-ranking projects in order until all available funding has been awarded.

VOLUNTEER! Aug 13th Point in Time Street Count

VOLUNTEER! Aug 13th Point in Time Street Count

   PLEASE VOLUNTEER for the Semi-Annual

Point In Time Outreach Event!

A coalition of local agencies and volunteers will be conducting the Point In Time Street Count in Manitowoc, Door, Kewaunee, & Sheboygan Counties over the night of Thursday, August 13, 2020. The focus of the count is to identify people who might be residing on the streets, in cars, campgrounds, under bridges or similar places. Please let us know prior to the Count If you are aware of locations in the community where homeless people are sheltering. Services needed to help the homeless in our communities are a result of identifying these households. The information gathered is used at the state and federal levels to allocate resources for individuals and households requiring homelessness assistance. (See FAQ below.)

2 hour shifts are available between 4AM – 6AM and 6PM – 8PM, Thursday, August 13

NOTE: We ask that you provide your own car due to COVID-19 precautions. We will require masks, frequent hand-washing and social distancing.

Training will be provided before the count

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


Right click and fill out the information on your preferred county Google Form. Thank you so much!
♦ Manitowoc County: Manitowoc Google Form Email kathleenm@lakeshorecap.org with questions
♦ Sheboygan County: Sheboygan Google Form Call Sheboygan LCAP at 920.694.0042 with questions

We will sweeten the offer for Sheboygan Co volunteers. For anyone that signs up, stop in at Rage Fitness Aug. 17th -22nd for a free week, just mention you did the PIT count!

Door County: Door Google FormEmail kathleenm@lakeshorecap.org with questions
Kewaunee County: Kewaunee Google Form — Email kathleenm@lakeshorecap.org with questions

Right click for answers to: FAQ’s

Be Part of the “No Wrong Door” Solution

Lakeshore CoCIn addition, we are requesting assistance from the community to help us identify locations where suspected homeless people may be staying. If your business is aware of people that do not have shelter or you are a concerned citizen who might have spotted someone you suspect is homeless, please contact us. We can offer assistance and referrals for shelter. Again, please let us know prior to the Count If you are aware of locations in the community (parked car, parks, etc.) where people are staying so we can find these vulnerable people and offer them services.

People experiencing or at risk of homelessness may find housing and get connected to community-based resources through Coordinated Entry. In most counties in Wisconsin, you can get help at agencies that assist homeless people and/or people in poverty. Lakeshore CAP, covering 4 counties, is among those agencies displaying the “No Wrong Door” welcome poster.

Donate Locally to Help the Homeless!

Lakeshore CAP’s Supportive Housing Program in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Door & Kewaunee Counties has case managers who assist eligible homeless individuals and households — or those at risk of becoming homeless — maintain housing and work towards self-sufficiency. While we receive HUD grant monies, we also rely on private and fund-raiser donations to further our goals in the communities we serve. Please DONATE on this site to help Lakeshore CAP combat homelessness and give our fellow citizens a hand up. Thank you!

Rental Funds from CARES Act


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.