Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (W.R.A.P.)

Where do I start?

Due to the overwhelming need for WRAP assistance, our friends at Energy Services Inc. are continuing to process WRAP applications. Residents from Dane, Jefferson and Waukesha Counties should contact them at 800-506-5596

Who does the WRAP program help?

In collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Administration through the CARES Act, Community Action Coalition is assisting eligible renters who have had a significant loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In general, applicants need to be a Wisconsin resident with a household income at or below 80% of the county median income (CMI) in the month prior to the application date. Households at or below 60% of the county median income (CMI) will be prioritized for assistance. The following situations will not qualify for this program:

  • Assistance needed for Section 8 or Public Housing Authority
  • Mortgage payments

Community Action Coalition will review applications and provide assistance to eligible households on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will end once the funds are used.

If you reside outside Dane, Jefferson or Waukesha counties please click here to find a service provider for your county. For additional information about the W.R.A.P. program click here.

The Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (W.R.A.P.) is a statewide program. However, Community Action Coalition’s service area is Dane, Jefferson, and Waukesha counties.

Applicants must be an adult Wisconsin resident with an income at or below 80% of the county median income in the month prior to the application date. See County Median Income guidelines below:

Dane County W.R.A.P. 80% County Median Income

Household Size Annual Income
1 $52,850
2 $60,400
3 $67,950
4 $75,500
5 $81,550
6 $87,600
7 $93,650
8 $99,700

Jefferson County W.R.A.P. 80% County Median Income

Household Size Annual Income
1 $43,300
2 $49,500
3 $55,700
4 $61,850
5 $66,800
6 $71,750
7 $76,700
8 $81,650

Waukesha County W.R.A.P. 80% County Median Income

Household Size Annual Income
1 $46,100
2 $52,700
3 $59,300
4 $65,850
5 $71,150
6 $76,400
7 $81,700
8 $86,950

Eligible Costs include:

  • Direct financial assistance for owed rent.
  • Security deposits

The Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program can award up to $3,000 per individual in combination of rental payments and/or security deposits.

The CAC is unable to process WRAP applications at this time.

Forms for the W.R.A.P. application process: