From June through November 2020, WISCAP’s network, in partnership with the state, distributed over $28 million in rental assistance through the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP). Now, given additional federal funds, WISCAP and its statewide network is helping to get Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) to those in need which INCLUDES lot rent and any housing-related utilities (water, trash, energy, etc.) included in the tenant’s lease agreement and paid to the landlord can be covered.
The Frequently Asked Questions gives an overview of the WERA program and eligibility guidelines. This is a great information to provide to your tenants.
Tenants need to contact the WISCAP agency that serves your area in order to apply.
What documentation from the landlord will is needed? The landlord must sign (along with renter) the Renter Verification form. This document provides a way for the landlord/rental agent to verify the terms of tenancy of the applicant. This document can be used in the place of a written lease if completed and signed by the landlord/rental agent. In addition, the Landlord must register themselves as a vendor in the HE+ system to receive payment. Check with your local agency to see if the Landlord is already a registered vendor.
For complete information on the WERA program and to keep up to date, visit the WISCAP WERA page.