Wisconsin Help for Homeowners (WHH) Program

The Wisconsin Help for Homeowners (WHH) program offers financial assistance to eligible homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage or other housing-related costs due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The WHH program offers eligible households financial assistance with delinquent mortgage payments, property taxes, utilities or energy, internet, water and sewer, lot rent, land contracts, insurance and/or other fees. 

Wisconsin Help for Homeowners (WHH) Program is a statewide program. CAP Services’ service area for assistance is Marquette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara Counties. Click here to begin the application process.

To qualify for Wisconsin Help for Homeowners your household is at or below 100% of the county median. Income varies by county. To check your income, click here.

Who can apply?
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for assistance:
1. You are a Wisconsin homeowner living in a primary residence, such as a:
• Single Family home
• Duplex or Condo
• Manufactured Home
2. Can demonstrate financial hardship after January 21, 2020.
3. Meet income requirement of 100% area median income or less. Click here to check your income.

What qualifies as a financial hardship?
If you have experienced one or more of the following since January 21, 2020:
• Job loss, loss of wages, or fewer paid hours at work.
• If you are self-employed, and your business is no longer supplying you with income or your income has been reduced.
• Independent contractors or gig workers who have not been able to earn fees, or whose fees have been reduced.
• Have become sick or have been advised by a governmental or medical professional to self-quarantine.
• Have had to leave a job or reduce work hours in order to care for a person who is sick.
• Have had to leave a job or reduce work hours to care for dependents whose ordinary situations (such as school or daycare) have been disrupted.
• Increased household costs, including the cost of fuel and utilities.
• Had an unexpected COVID-related medical or funeral expense.
• Had unexpected child-care or elderly care expenses.

More FAQs

Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) Program

The Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) program is no longer accepting applications based on funding availability. Due to the volume of pending applications, financial assistance is not guaranteed. For more information, visit https://wera.help.

Should you have any questions or need any further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to email support@wera.help or call 833-900-9372.

For other housing stability services, such as programs and resources that can help you reduce your expenses or increase your income, please call us at 1-844-314-8004.