Rapid Rehousing & Rental Assistance
Having a place to call home is something most people take for granted. For others, it’s often a dream. Our rapid rehousing and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) programs can turn these dreams into reality.
LSS programs are designed to provide a number of services that help you gain the skills and confidence for self-sufficiency. Strategies may include housing identification, financial assistance with move-in and rental costs, and case management support services. If you’re struggling with homelessness, our programs can fill the gaps to get your life back on track.
In order to find out if you qualify for services, please reach out to your county Health and Human Services to get started.
Housing Placement and Support Services
Qualified housing participants are provided with assistance in housing identification and placement, as well as rental assistance. LSS partners with counties to provide case management services to assist in person-centered planning to achieve goals and gain independent housing stability. Participants meet with the housing case manager monthly to review and update the plan. The case manager also provides connections to community support services including:
- Employment and job search support
- Transportation opportunities
- Life skills training, including budgeting
- Referrals to community resources including, but not limited to: medical care, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, financial counseling, child care, etc.
- Educational support
Thank you to our partners at Racine Community Foundation for their support.
COVID-19 Short Term Rental Assistance
Waukesha County & Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS) are partnering to provide short-term rental assistance to qualified individuals who have been affected financially by COVID-19.
This program may be able to help you cover your rent, including previous months owed to your landlord. Funding is available through December 31, 2021. To take advantage of this program, or for more information please fill out the contact form.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
1. Complete contact form
3. LSS case managers will reach out to discuss your needs
Back Pay may be available (up to six months paid directly to landlords)
This grant does not require repayment.