FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2023
Please see the attached statement from the Wisconsin Department of Administration announcing the closing of the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance program (WERA). Locally, between February 2021 and November 2022, Lakeshore CAP distributed $6.1M of rent, utility, internet and water assistance on behalf of 1,700 households comprised of 3,894 individuals.
Lakeshore CAP will continue to process WERA applications. Assistance will be based upon funding and staff capacity. Unfortunately, Lakeshore CAP cannot guarantee that all applicant households will be assisted.
Once the WERA funding has been exhausted, Lakeshore CAP will be implementing a robust Housing Stability Services program. This program does not provide financial assistance, but rather support and resource referral to those struggling with housing instability. More information will be available at a later date.
ATTENTION LANDLORDS: DO YOU OWN RENTAL HOUSING?
We are happy to announce that we received a grant to hire a Housing Navigator. Welcome Lava Phillips-De Spain. She can help fill your units! This position allows Lakeshore Community Action Program to more quickly locate affordable, decent housing for those in need and to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief and a one-time event. If you are a landlord or know of open units in our service area, please contact:
Lava at 920.686.8776 or email@example.com
Lakeshore CAP has funding available to prevent homelessness or to house those who recently experienced homelessness. Eligible housing must be in our service area — the counties of Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Door and Kewaunee.
Call or email us today to add your name, property management company or apartment complex to our Landlord Listing. We provide this list to all households seeking safe rental housing.
HUD Multifamily Housing News
We are pleased to provide you with resources to help ensure that residents of Multifamily properties are receiving stimulus payments, staying safe, and are aware of pertinent information related to the pandemic. Here is the full News Release: Stimulus, Vaccines and COVID. Please share these resources with your communities.
- Stimulus Payments
- Use this website to make sure you receive your payment or track the status.
- IRS Resources
- New Multifamily Guidance
- Getting Your Vaccine
- Internet Access