Families seeking rent help in Waukesha County or nearby Washington can receive financial aid from programs such as the Emergency Assistance Grant (EA) as well as non-profit agencies. There are also other housing programs available to them, ranging from landlord mediation for stopping an eviction as well as funds for paying a security deposit as well as section 8 vouchers.
The goal of these programs across the Waukesha region is to both prevent homelessness and rehouse families. All of that will be combined with case management. This will help the family regain long term stability. As part of this, there may be grants available as part of EA to pay first months rent or a portion of a security deposit on a new low income apartment.
Also, since many evictions can be prevented or delayed just by mediating a dispute, the legal support available can even help negate the need for rental assistance. So that is another service that may be provided.
Rescare of Waukesha County
Address is 892 Main St
Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072
Call (855) 458-0001
Funds for rent, security deposits, and energy bills may be provided by the Emergency Assistance Grant (EA). Anything that can lead to homelessness, even including unpaid water bills, can be paid, in addition to rent. It is combined with support services.
Waukesha County Department Of Health And Human Services - Workforce Development Center
Address is 892 Main St
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Emergency rent help is for people with a pay or quit notice. Grants are issued for housing needs, but in some cases a loan is used. The homeless can be placed into transitional housing or get help with first months rent on a new home.
Waukesha Housing Authority
Address - 600 Arcadian Ave.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
Process applications for public housing and section 8 vouchers.
Saint Vincent De Paul Society provides support in both Waukesha County (818 W Sunset Dr., dial (262) 547-3281) as well as Washington County (445 E Washington St. phone (262) 644-4949). The charity provide furniture for a new home, loans for rental expenses, fuel bill help, and more. They also partner with local churches.
Waukesha County homeless prevention - rehousing (HPPR) is run by a partnership, including the southern county community action agency. There are rental subsidies as well as emergency grants from ESG. Veterans can get security deposit help from SSVF, and there are also free motel vouchers. Find more details on rent, legal aid, and more from the program. Read more Waukesha County homeless prevention and rehousing.
RESCARE of Washington County
2200 Green Tree Rd
West Bend, WI 53090
The EAG grant program can help with rental costs and more.
Legal Action – Waukesha region
Region office is at 230 W Wells Street in Milwaukee, but it supports the Waukesha Wisconsin area.
Telephone – 414-278-7722
Attorneys offer free information and legal aid to tenants. They try to resolve disputes and pro-bono support is for other civil matters.
Salvation Army Of Washington County
West Bend, WI 53095
Call the center at (920) 980-7938
Sussex Area Outreach Services Resource Center
Location is N63 W23669 Silver Spring Dr
Sussex, WI 53089
Financial aid is only for people in the Hamilton School District, including single parents.
Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin (CAC)
2312 N Grandview Blvd #102
Waukesha, WI 53188
Phone: (262) 354-4017
Federal funds for bills, including rent, are for veterans as part of SSVF. The Supportive Services For Veterans Families (SSVF) will offer short term rent help for military members and veterans in counties such as Waukesha, and staff will also help with VA benefits, medical needs, and more.