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.