Wisconsin housing assistance programs.

The federal government is providing Wisconsin almost $7 million to over 85 organizations and charities across Wisconsin. The funds will be used to provide housing assistance, including aid emergency shelter, transitional housing, homeless prevention, supportive service programs, and rent assistance.

The money being provided, when combined with existing funds, will help local Wisconsin charities and agencies provide direct services to people about to lose their homes and homeless persons. The money being provided is divided is as follows:

-$906,000 will be provided to nine separate agencies through the HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program This Wisconsin rent assistance program supports eligible homeless as well as special needs tenants with up to 2 years of housing and rental assistance.

-$4.6 million to 65 agencies and charities, including the Salvation Army and United Way, through the Emergency Shelter/Transitional Housing/ Homelessness Prevention/Critical Assistance Grant Programs. This programs helps pay for shelter operations, other essential services, it offers both short term and long term rent help, and also foreclosure rescue assistance.

$775,000 from the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Program will be giving to seven agencies. This assistance program funds a variety of programs and services for individuals with serious mental illness, those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and also those  with co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

-$95,000 to six separate organizations that are currently administering the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery Program. This recovery program supports the coordination of benefit assistance and services for those homeless persons who have mental illness.

These federal government, as well as Wisconsin state grant awards also involve a number of sub recipient homeless service provider charities, agencies, non-profits, and organizations.

Find additional Wisconsin assistance programs. What this means is that coverage to most of the state is available.



By Jon McNamara

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