Rental assistance is available in Outagamie County as well as the City of Appleton. Most of the funding is for low-income families, senior citizens and disabled residents. The goal of the security deposit as well as rent programs is to offer a short-term financial bridge to tenants as they work on the underlying cause of their struggles.
The rent help is also generally an option as clients, including veterans, wait on federal government grants and/or state of Wisconsin assistance. While an application for those benefits is being processed, some tenants may receive emergency funding for back rent, utility or energy bill payments, security deposits or moving costs. So there are several different resources available in Outagamie County.
Appleton Housing Authority
925 W Northland Avenue
Appleton, WI 54914
The two housing programs they administer include HUD-VASH and Section 8. They are subsidized rent assistance programs that assist homeless veterans, families in or near poverty, and seniors or the disabled. HUD grants are used to pay for rent from independent landlords or apartments, and section 8 is income based as well.
Fox Valley Veterans Council
Location is 2N Systems Drive
Appleton, Wisconsin 54914
Main phone: (920) 358-0662
Veterans and their families can get short term rental assistance as well as money for utility bills, transportation to a new home, food, and more.
Legal aid of Outagamie County
Dial 920-233-6521 for an appointment.
Lawyers will go over any housing issues, ranging from loans used for rent that were issued by predatory lender to a review of an eviction notice. Free legal aid helps with other tenant issues too.
St. Vincent De Paul Society - Outagamie County
Address: 1924 W College Avenue
Appleton, Wisconsin 54914
For information, dial (920) 739-1679
The church based charity offers various forms of emergency financial aid, loans, and rental assistance programs. The funds can be used for housing needs (such as rent or electric bills), medical costs, gas, and more. Referrals are also given to other Outagamie County charities.
Salvation Army - Fox Cities Extension
Location is 227 E State Street
Black Creek, WI 54106
Main phone: (920) 984-9305
The location has a Housing Resource Center. The goal is to stop homelessness. The office therefore operates a shelter, provides housing counseling and landlord mediation, as well as money to pay rent.
Outagamie County churches, including those listed below, may offer one time rental help. Members of the parish donate money to help the poor and homeless. Funds can pay for housing, utilities, a deposit, or even shelters in the region. Find more information on finding a church rent assistance program.
Housing Authority - City Of Kaukauna - Golden Venture Apartments
125 W 10th Street
Kaukauna, WI 54130
For information on assistance, call (920) 766-4772
This is an affordable, public housing unit. There is often a waiting list. The rent can be paid using section 8 HUD vouchers.
Churches of Saint Vincent in Kaukauna
217 E 2nd Street
Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130
Clients, some of which are single moms or disabled, can get rent help, placement into transitional housing, money for gas bills, and more.
St. John's Conference Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Seymour church
904 S Main Street
Seymour, Wisconsin 54165
Phone: (920) 833-6707
One time rent assistance is combined with household items, such as furniture, beds, and cribs.
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