county map below to find contact information for agencies that offer the following types of assistance:
Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA)
- Assistance with monthly rent and/or past-due rent
- Assistance with utility and energy payments (both current and past-due), including electricity, water, internet, gas, and bulk fuel
- Assistance with other expenses related to housing, such as late fees, lot rent arrearages and lot rent assistance, security deposits, moving expenses, and cost of a transitional stay in a hotel or mmotel
To apply for WERA, call Energy Services, Inc. at 1-833-900-9372 or use the
county map below
. Click here to see eligibility information.
Assistance with monthly rent, past-due rent, security deposit, and/or utility payments for individuals who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness
Temporary shelter for homeless individuals in a shelter facility
Temporary shelter for homeless individuals in a hotel or motel
Domestic Violence Shelter
Temporary shelter for individuals experiencing domestic violence/sexual assault
Assistance with past-due mortgage payments, property taxes, and/or utilities
Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance
Assistance with a down payment needed to purchase a home
Assistance with necessary home rehabilitation activities (ex. roofing, siding/windows/furnace replacement, lead based paint/mold abatement, and any other internal or external repairs needed to make a home safe, decent and sanitary)
The right for individuals and families to choose their housing, free from unlawful discrimination. According to Wisconsin Statute 106.50(1), “all persons shall have an equal opportunity for housing regardless of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, family status, status as a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking, lawful source of income, age, or ancestry.” To adhere to fair housing requirements, DEHCR contracts with Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council to investigate fair housing complaints, conduct testing activities, and provide fair housing training, information, and technical assistance.
If you feel that you have experienced discrimination in a housing situation, contact the
Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
by calling their toll-free complaint intake line at (877) 647-3247 or by completing their information form at
Small Cities Housing and Revolving Loan Fund Program (CDBG)
The Wisconsin Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides grants to general purpose units of local government for housing programs which principally benefit low to moderate income (LMI) households. Click here to learn more about the CDBG program.