Dane CORE is a partnership between Dane County, the City of Madison, Urban Triage, Tenant Resource Center, Community Action Coalition and other community partners. The goal of the partnership is to assist eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance with funding to ensure those bills can be paid.

Are you behind on your rent because of the pandemic, either directly or indirectly?

You are not alone. Many people are experiencing financial hardship right now.

Rental assistance is available to households meeting all the following criteria:

  • You or someone in your household owes rent to your current or former landlord, or know for certain you won’t be able to pay your rent next month.
  • You experienced financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic, either directly or indirectly. This includes receiving unemployment or having a significant reduction in income, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship during the period of the COVID-19 public health emergency which remains ongoing.
  • You are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, including owing past rent.
  • Your household income at or below 80 percent of their county’s median income.

The table below lists the agencies who are distributing emergency rental assistance funds. For each agency there is a phone number and a preferred online contact listed. Please contact them this way if at all possible. The preferred online contact is either an email address OR a link to their website that has a pre-screen application (Pre-screen applications help the agency determine your eligibility, but they are NOT a formal application).

Agency/Agencía Phone Number/Número telefónico Online Contact/Contacto en línea
1. ADVOCAP  920-922-7760 ADVOCAP Pre-Screen
2. CAP Services   844-314-8004 CAP Services’ Pre-Screen
3. Central Wisconsin CAC   608-254-8353 Email/Correo electrónico:
wendys@cwcac.org
4. Community Action, Inc.   608-313-1337 CAI Pre-Screen
5. Couleecap   844-267-0033 Couleecap Pre-Screen
6. Lakeshore CAP   920-682-3737 Lakeshore Pre-Screen
7. Newcap   800-242-7334 Newcap Pre-Screen
8. North Central CAP   715-842-0681 Email/Correo electrónico:
outreach@nccapinc.com
9. Northwest CSA   715-392-5127, Extension 102 Email/Correo electrónico:
sjohnson@northwest-csa.org
10. Racine Kenosha CAA   Racine: 262-637-8377Kenosha: 262-657-0840 RKCAA Pre-Screen
11. Southwest CAP   608-935-2326, option 3 or ext. 290 SWCAP Pre-Screen
12. West CAP   715-265-4271, Extension 0 Email/Correo electrónico:
westcap@wcap.org
13. Western Dairyland EOC  Clark: 715-530-5044Eau Claire: 715-530-5054
Jackson & Buffalo: 715-530-2802
Trempealeau: 608-863-4000
WDEOC Pre-ScreenEmail/Correo electrónico:
wera@wdeoc.org
14. Energy Services, Inc.   833-900-9372 Energy Services
E. Entitlement Area/ See table below/

Entitlement Areas

In the federal relief package, 6 areas of Wisconsin with populations over 200,000 are considered entitlement areas. If you live in an entitlement area, you will need to contact the local organizations providing this service for information on their program.

Entitlement Area/ Zona de Derecho Organization/ Organización Phone/ Teléfono Website/ Sitio Web
Brown County Newcap 800-242-7334 Click Here/
Haga clic aqui
Waukesha County Community Advocates 414-270-4646 Click Here/
Haga clic aqui
Milwaukee County Community Advocates 414-270-4646 Click Here/
Haga clic aqui
City of Milwaukee Social Development Commission 414-906-2700 Click Here/
Haga clic aqui
Dane County Urban Triage Inc 608-520-0741 Click Here/ Haga clic aqui
City of Madison Community Action Coalition 608-237-1255 Click Here/ Haga clic aqui
Court Involved individuals in Dane County Tenant Resource Center 608-257-0006 Click Here/
Haga clic aqui

Up to 15 months of rental arrearages and/or rental assistance, plus an additional 3 months if the extra if needed to ensure housing stability

  • Once a household’s rental arrears (back-owed rent) are reduced or eliminated, assistance can only be provided for up to three months at a time.
  • Recertification of household income is necessary after three months to maintain eligibility.
  • Only arrears starting March 13, 2020 are eligible under this program.

Utility and housing energy payments and arrearages including electricity, gas and internet.

  • Utilities covered by the landlord within rent will be treated as rent.

Provision of, or referral for, housing stability services other than direct rental assistance.

At least one or more individuals in the household meets the following criteria:

  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a significant reduction in income, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship during the period of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability;
  • Has a household income at or below 80 percent of their county’s median income.

No mortgage payments are not an eligible expense. We urge all landlords to work directly with their tenants.

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Dane CORE is a partnership between Dane County, the City of Madison, Urban Triage, Tenant Resource Center, Community Action Coalition and other community partners. The goal of the partnership is to assist eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance with funding to ensure those bills can be paid.

Are you behind on your rent because of the pandemic, either directly or indirectly?

You are not alone. Many people are experiencing financial hardship right now.

Rental assistance is available to households meeting all the following criteria:

  • You or someone in your household owes rent to your current or former landlord, or know for certain you won’t be able to pay your rent next month.
  • You experienced financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic, either directly or indirectly. This includes receiving unemployment or having a significant reduction in income, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship during the period of the COVID-19 public health emergency which remains ongoing.
  • You are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, including owing past rent.
  • Your household income at or below 80 percent of their county’s median income.

Up to 15 months of rental arrearages and/or rental assistance, plus an additional 3 months if the extra if needed to ensure housing stability

  • Once a household’s rental arrears (back-owed rent) are reduced or eliminated, assistance can only be provided for up to three months at a time.
  • Recertification of household income is necessary after three months to maintain eligibility.
  • Only arrears starting March 13, 2020 are eligible under this program.

Utility and housing energy payments and arrearages including electricity, gas and internet.

  • Utilities covered by the landlord within rent will be treated as rent.

Provision of, or referral for, housing stability services other than direct rental assistance.

At least one or more individuals in the household meets the following criteria:

  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a significant reduction in income, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship during the period of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability;
  • Has a household income at or below 80 percent of their county’s median income.

No mortgage payments are not an eligible expense. We urge all landlords to work directly with their tenants.