The Lakeshore CAP Community Needs Assessment is a brief survey that we use to determine what the community needs when planning our programming.
Please, take the time to complete the needs assessment survey! It helps us find the real needs in our area and direct our focus accordingly.
Participants have the option to enter a drawing for 1 of 4 $100 gift cards!
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, a new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and WISCAP finds a national shortage of 7 million affordable and available rental homes for the lowest-income households. There are just 36 affordable and available rental homes for every 100 of the lowest-income renter households nationwide. 71% of the poorest renter households are severely housing cost-burdened, spending more than half of their incomes on housing, with little left over for other basic necessities. The pandemic has only made things worse. Long-term federal investments are needed to combat this housing crisis for the lowest-income renters.
Every year, The Gap reports on the severe shortage of affordable rental homes available to extremely low-income families and individuals. Brad Paul, Executive Director of WISCAP, is calling attention to the crisis in affordable housing in Wisconsin. Wisconsin has only 34 affordable and available rental homes for every 100 households with extremely low incomes. We have over 188,000 extremely low-income renters in Wisconsin. 65% of these renters are severely housing cost burdened. Paul says, “Wisconsin can and must do better.”
The report shows how these lowest-income renters were uniquely positioned to suffer disproportionately from the effects of lost income and housing insecurity during the pandemic. Although the federal government took unprecedented actions to protect the lowest-income renters, the government’s actions were temporary. Most eviction moratoriums have been lifted and resources such as federal emergency rental assistance are running out. Longer-term federal investments in affordable housing are needed to combat the underlying shortage of affordable housing that exposed so many of these lowest-income renters to housing instability in the first place.
“The pandemic has made plain our nation’s lack of a housing safety net,” said NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel. “It is time to invest in long-term housing policies that will finally address the systemic shortage of affordable housing and provide housing stability for the lowest-income families.”
For additional information, visit: https://nlihc.org/gap
About WISCAP: The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) is the statewide association for Wisconsin’s sixteen (16) Community Action agencies and two single-purpose agencies with statewide focus. You can learn more about WISCAP at wiscap.org
JAK’s Place Memorial Rock Garden Ceremony
Saturday, June 12th, 10 AM – 12 PM
Join Us! Rock painting, flower planting, food and beverages. Please see flyer for details.
JAK’s Place offers mental health groups on a daily basis Monday-Friday. See Lakeshore Community Action Program’s JAK Place web page for our monthly calendar and additional information on our mission to provide services and support for individuals with mental illness and their families in Door County.
Please consider donating to help us support those with Mental Illness and those affected by Mental Illness. As always, all of our services are free to the public. All funds donated stay locally at JAK’s Place in Door County to support our efforts. You may choose to dedicate your donation in honor or in memory of someone. Please call 920-818-0525 with any questions.
JAK’s Place, a program of Lakeshore CAP, Inc., is incorporated in the state of Wisconsin and is exempt from federal income taxes under IRC 501c(3) as a nonprofit corporation. You donation and contribution may be “tax deductible” .