CAP Services is working in partnership with Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Administration in the implementation of the State’s new Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP).
Governor Evers announced this partnership with CAP Services and 15 other community action agencies in Wisconsin May 19. The program will provide eligible applicants up to $1,000 per month for 3 months for rent and/or security deposits.
CAP Services’ role will be to assist families in the application process and provide other referrals for families with other needs.
The Wisconsin Department of Administration anticipates training for community action agencies by June 4, 2020. CAP anticipates accepting pre-applications on or about June 1, followed by processing those applications and securing all required information and documentation (e.g. leases) shortly thereafter. CAP will not be issuing checks directly but will submit the needed information to the State of Wisconsin that will issue checks directly to landlords. Households that qualify for utility assistance resources will have those applications processed simultaneously with the request for rent assistance.
Households that receive Section 8 vouchers, or live in public housing, and those with mortgages are not eligible for this program. Households must have incomes at or below 80% of the County Median Income to qualify. More details are forthcoming. CAP will share developments here. We will post pre-application forms to capservices.org/wrap. Assistance will be available in English, Hmong, and Spanish for those who need it.