Early Safe & Stable Homes Grant Awardees
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2020-2021 funding cycle. Please check back in spring of 2021 for the next round of funding.
Advocates of Ozaukee
Homelessness Prevention Program
Funding will support 37 families from Ozaukee County with one month’s rent and/or security deposit. Case management and follow-up services will also be provided when appropriate. Funding will be in addition to existing support provided by United Way of Northern Ozaukee.
Flexible Housing Program
Funding will support a pilot version of the 2-year-old Friendship House program. This would allow the hire of a case manager for the program and provide financial assistance to families who need more time to stabilize after a shelter stay or be prevented from the need for emergency shelter, through short term financial support combined with case management services.
Rental Housing Resource Center
Funding will help create and staff a Rent Help Line and Virtual Rental Housing Resource Center, expected to serve at least 1,000 families in the 2020-21 grant period. Participants will be connected to resources, education, and services to prevent eviction including temporary rent assistance, mediation, and legal support.
Eviction Prevention & Housing Stabilization for Families
Funding will serve an estimated 50 families with short-term financial assistance to avoid eviction or foreclosure. Families will work with a case manager to remain stably housed. This program will be linked to the Rental Housing Resource Center and the legal representation provided by other Safe & Stable Homes programs.
Family Promise of Waukesha County
Emergency Housing Fund
Funding will support one month’s rent, mortgage, and utility assistance for eligible families experiencing urgent, housing-related needs in Waukesha County. Case management will be provided for all families receiving funds to ensure they have access to the necessary resources to avoid homelessness.
Transitional Living Program
Funding will support rent assistance, transportation assistance, employment-related supplies, and work clothing vouchers for survivors of violence and sexual abuse in Washington County as part of the organization’s Transitional Living Program.
Hope House of Milwaukee
Family Bonds Housing Program
Funding will provide rent assistance for families in the rapid re-housing portion of the Family Bond Housing Program.
Rent & Utility Assistance
Households that call 2-1-1 and are at risk of eviction will be eligible for emergency rent assistance and additional case management through Impact to ensure they remain stably housed through this funding.
Legal Action of Wisconsin
Eviction Defense Project
Funding will provide pro-bono legal representation for families in eviction cases in Milwaukee small claims court. In addition to legal representation, the Eviction Defense Project (EDP) advises tenants who only receive a notice terminating tenancy with no case filed, as well as assisting tenants with post-judgement matters, such as emergency stays of already ordered writs of eviction or motions to clarify CCAP records.
Legal Aid Society
Funding will support the salary and benefits of an additional housing attorney, who will support an estimated 121 Milwaukee households facing eviction in the 2020-2021 grant cycle.
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Homeowner Foreclosure Prevention
Providing non-Habitat homeowners with foreclosure prevention funds in the Milwaukee neighborhoods of Amani, Harambee, Midtown, Park West, and Washington Park. Funding will also assist in the payment of delinquent property taxes. All funding recipients will participate in foreclosure prevention and budgeting/financial education services provided for free by RiverWorks.
Salvation Army – Wisconsin & Upper Michigan
Emergency Support for Families
Funding will provide support for an anticipated 65 families in amounts ranging from $25 to $1,000. Funds will be flexible to help families meet needs such as rent and utility costs, security deposits, vouchers for furniture and household items, and help to obtain driver’s licenses and state IDs.
Wisconsin Veteran’s Network, Inc. (VetsNet)
Housing Advocacy for Veteran Families in Waukesha, Washington, and Ozaukee Counties
Providing housing and financial assistance to low-to-moderate income veterans who are responsible for raising children and may not qualify for VA benefits. Support may include rent or mortgage assistance, tax payments, utility payments, temporary hotel stays, and major appliance repair and installation.