Rapid Rehousing & TBRA Rental Assistance


Having a place to call home is something most people take for granted. For others, it’s often a dream. Our Rapid Re-housing (RRH) and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) programs can turn these dreams into reality. 

For more information on LSS homeless programs, please call 1-855-397-9250.

LSS programs are designed to provide several supportive services that help you gain the skills and confidence for self-sufficiency. These may include housing identification, financial assistance with security deposit and rental payments, and case management support services and are dependent upon the terms of individual programs.  If you’re struggling with homelessness, our programs can fill the gaps to get your life back on track.

To find out more information on our programs, please call 1-855-397-9250

LSS uses the Housing First Approach. Housing First is an approach to connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness quickly and successfully to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment, or service participation requirements. Supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to homelessness as opposed to addressing predetermined treatment goals prior to permanent housing entry.

LSS currently operates RRH and/or TBRA programs in the following Wisconsin counties: Eau Claire, Waukesha, Jefferson, Washington, Ozaukee, Racine, Dane and the following Michigan counties: Marquette, Alger, Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw.

Housing Placement and Support Services

Qualified program participants are provided with assistance in housing identification and placement, as well as rental assistance. Program length is dependent upon the individual program. 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 

In partnership with Waukesha County

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.


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.