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Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program

FAQs for W.R.A.P.
Last updated June 5, 2020


Who should I contact to apply for the W.R.A.P. program?


You can apply through  North Central Community Action Agency.  Be sure to contact the agency that serves your county.


Leej twg yog tus kuv yuav sau npe rau kev pab ntawm W.R.A.P. program?


Koj mus sau npe hauv koom haum Community action agency hauv lub zos koj nyob.  Koj nrhiav tau lawv hauv qhov Web site saum toj no.  Nco ntxoov tiv tauj lub koom haum pab hauv lub County koj nyob. https://doa.wi.gov/Secretary/WRAP-CAPContacts.pdf


¿Con quién debo ponerme en contacto para solicitar el programa W.R.A.P.?


Usted puede aplicar a través de su agencia local de acción comunitaria. Puede encontrarlos visitando: https://doa.wi.gov/Secretary/WRAP-CAPContacts.pdf

Asegúrese de ponerse en contacto con la agencia que sirve su condado.


What payments are eligible?


Only rent and security deposit payments up to $3,000 are eligible.


Kev pab txog dabtsi?
Tsuas yog pab nqi xoj tsev thiab nqi cas tsev mus txog $3,000 yog thov tau os.


¿Qué pagos son elegibles?

Solo los pagos de renta y depósito de seguridad de hasta $3,000 son elegibles.


Are mortgage payments eligible?
No mortgage payments are not an eligible expense-- rent and security deposit only.


Cov yuav tsev puas thov tau thiab?
Thov tsis tau tsuas pab rau cov xoj tsev xwb.

¿Son elegibles los pagos hipotecarios?

No, los pagos de la hipoteca no son un gasto elegible: solo de renta y depósito de seguridad.


Are utility payments eligible?
No utility payments are not an eligible expense-- rent and security deposit only.


Pab them nqi sov thiab fais fab puas tau?
Tsis tau tsuas yog nqi xoj thiab nqi cas xwb.


¿Son elegibles los pagos de utilidades?

No, los pagos de utilidades no son un gasto elegible-- renta y depósito de seguridad solamente.


Who qualifies for the W.R.A.P. program?
In general, eligible applicants must be an adult Wisconsin resident, who have suffered a loss of income due to COVID-19, with a household income at or below 80% of the county median income in the month of or prior to the application date. Rent assistance must be used for purposes of preventing eviction.


Leej twg thiaj thov tau kev pab ntawm W.R.A.P. program xwb?
Cov uas muaj feem thov tau yuav tsum yog cov neeg muaj hnub nyug rov saud thiab yog neeg nyob hauv lav Wisconsin, tus uas xiam nyiaj hnub nyiaj hli vim yog tus kab mob COVID-19, nrog rau tau nyiaj hli tsawg tshaj 80% ib hlis ua ntej fias daim foos no.  Lub homphiaj qhov kev pab no yog kom tsis txhob raug ncaws tawm tsev.


¿Quién califica para el programa W.R.A.P.?

En general, los solicitantes elegibles deben ser un residente adulto de Wisconsin, que ha sufrido una pérdida de ingresos debido a COVID-19, con un ingreso familiar igual o inferior al 80% de los ingresos medios del condado en el mes de o antes de la fecha de solicitud. La asistencia de renta debe utilizarse para evitar el desalojo.


Are the following immigrant families eligible:
            - Legal residents but not citizens OR
            - Undocumented?
At least one household member must have a valid Social Security Number.


Cov neeg li nram no puas thov tau kev pab thiab?
            -Cov muaj cai nyob teb chaws no, tiamsis tsis yog xam xaj lossis cov tsis
            muaj ntaub ntawv nyob teb chaws no

Yuav tsum muaj ib tug hauv tsev neeg muaj tus leb saus saus.


Las siguientes familias inmigrantes son elegibles:

          - Residentes legales pero no ciudadanos O

          - ¿Indocumentado?

Al menos un miembro del hogar debe tener un número de seguro social válido. Ese miembro puede ser una persona menor de 18 años.


What documentation from the landlord will I need?
You will need the landlord to complete an agreement form. This will be provided by your local agency (see question #1).


Yam ntaub ntawv dabtsi kuv tus tswv tsev yuav tau ua?
Koj tus tswv tsev yuav tau sau rau daim foos uas nws yeej txaus siab thiab no. (saib lo lus nug #1)


¿Qué documentación del rentero necesitaré?

Necesitará que el rentero complete un formulario de acuerdo. Esto será proporcionado por su agencia local (mire la pregunta #1).


I own a mobile home. Can I apply for mobile home park lot rent?
Yes.


Yog kuv muaj ib lub mobile home nev kuv thov puas tau thiab?
Suav hos.

Tengo una casa móvil. ¿Puedo solicitar la renta del estacionamiento de casas móviles?
Si.


Does my unemployment count as income?
Yes.


Kuv cov nyiaj poob haujlwm puas suav thiab?
Suav hos.


¿Mi desempleo cuenta como ingreso?

Si.


If someone applies for rental assistance through a CAP, while the application is being processed are landlords able to take eviction action?
If the landlord intends to evict, no legal basis exists under the application process to stay an eviction order. On a condition of receiving WRAP payments, Landlords would agree not to initiate eviction orders during the period of assistance (3 months of payments). We enourage people who need assistance to let their Landlords know NCCAP is working with them


Thaum ib tug neeg tab tom ua ntaub ntawv thov kev pab ntawm CAP es tswv tsev puas cai ncaws tus ntawd tawm?
Yog tswv tsev yuav muab ncaws tawm tsev, tsis tau muaj ib qhov cai uas hais tias tab tom ua ntaub ntawv thov kev pab es yuav tsum tau ua li twb tau xaj lawm.  Tiamsis raws li to taub mas yog tab tom yuav tau txais WRAP cov nyiaj ces cov tswv tsev yuav tau txaus siab rau txoj kev pab no (li 3 lub hlis).


Si alguien solicita asistencia de alquiler a través de un CAP, mientras se procesa la solicitud, ¿pueden los propietarios tomar medidas de desalojo?

Si el rentero tiene la intención de desalojar, no existe ninguna base legal bajo el proceso de solicitud para mantener una orden de desalojo. Con la condición de recibir pagos WRAP, los Propietarios aceptarían no iniciar órdenes de desalojo durante el período de asistencia (3 meses de pagos).


What is the turnaround time for program approval and disbursement of checks?
From the time an application is completed payment will be generated within 10 days or less.


Yuav siv sijhawm ntev li cas thiaj tau txais nyiaj tuaj pab?

Siv sijhawm li 10 hnub lossis luv dua ntawd


¿Cuál es el plazo de respuesta para la aprobación del programa y el desembolso de los cheques?

A partir del momento en que se complete una solicitud, el pago se generará en un plazo de 10 días o menos.


What documents are needed from both the applicant and benefactor to produce a successful process?

1. The household must provide documentation showing they have either lost a job or have a significant reduction in hours specifically as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency

2. Documentation that income for the 1-month period from application date does not exceed 80% of the County Median Income (CMI).

3. A current lease or agreement listing the applicant in Wisconsin


Tus thov kev pab thiab tus uas muab nyiaj rau tus thov yuav muab ntaub ntawv dabtsi thiaj yuav pab tau zoo?
            A. Tsev neeg thov kev pab yuav tsum muab tej ntawv pov thawj qhia hais tias tau
            poob haujlwm los yog raug txo xuab moo ua haujlwm lawm vim tim tus kab mob
            COVID-19 ntag.
            B. Ntawv pov thawj qhia lub hlis sau daim foos thov kev pab no kom txhob tshaj
            80% txojcai hauv lub County ntawd.
            C. Daim ntawv xoi tsev nyob los yog daim kev cog lus rau cov xoj tsev hauv
            Wisconsin.

¿Qué documentos se necesitan tanto del solicitante como del benefactor para producir un proceso exitoso?

     a. El hogar debe proporcionar documentación que demuestre que ha perdido un   

         trabajo o tiene una reducción significativa en las horas específicamente como   

         resultado de la emergencia de salud pública COVID-19

     b. Documentación de que los ingresos para el período de 1 mes a partir de la fecha  

         de solicitud no excedan el 80% de los Ingresos Medios del Condado (CMI).

     c. Un contrato de renta o acuerdo actual que enumera al solicitante en Wisconsin


Will any services be offered to displaced families that may require additional cost? Wrap-around services including financial counseling, budgeting assistance, tenant rights counselling and additional referrals may be provided by NCCAP.


Puas muaj lwm yam kev pabcuam ntxiv rau tej yim neeg uas yuav tsum tau txais tiamsis raug them tus nqi thiab?

Wrap qhov kev pab no yeej nrog rau kev qhia tswj nyiaj ntxiag,kev siv nyiaj, tus xoj tsev txojcai, thiab CAP kuj xa mus rau lwm lub koomhaum muab kev pabcuam.


¿Cualquier servicio se ofrecera a las familias desplazadas que puedan requerir un costo adicional?
Los servicios integrales, incluyendo asesoramiento financiero, asistencia presupuestadora, asesoramiento sobre los derechos de los inquilinos y referencias adicionales, pueden ser proporcionados por CAP's.

Are in-person meetings required? Are virtual meetings allowed?
Applications may be taken by phone and virtual meetings are allowed.

Puas yuav tsum tau sib ntsib tim ntsej tim xwb los si ntsib hauv computer xwb los tau lawm?

Qhov fais cov foos tham xov tooj los tau thiab sib ntsib hauv computer xwb los tau.


¿Se requiere en-persona una junta? ¿Se permiten reuniones virtuales?

Aplicaciones se pueden tomar por teléfono y se permiten reuniones virtuales.


Emergency Housing Assistance Fund


The mission statement of the EHAF Program is to insure no resident of the communities we serve remains or becomes homeless.  The Emergency Housing Assistance Fund facilitated the creation of a multi-agency consortium in Marathon County that has, to this day, been entrusted with the responsibility of providing homeless prevention services to residents of Marathon County.  In every sense of the word, EHAF is a community effort.


EHAF is a one month rent subsidy (partial or full, to be determined by caseworker) for those persons who have a documented crisis.  For example a medical emergency temporarily causing loss of hours at work, or an extenuating circumstance causing discretionary income to be utilized for the situation.  EHAF is not for a security deposit and/or first and last month's rent.  This isn't a fund to help someone move out of their current housing situation. It is for crisis situations and to help people remain housed.


Emergency Housing Assistance is available at our North Central CAP offices in Marathon, Wood, and Lincoln Counties.



Eligibility for EHAF includes:


--Must be a resident of the County utilizing the funds

--Must not have been assisted by this program in the prior 12 months

--Individuals and families have three or more barriers to housing stability as identified in the initial assessment

--Individuals and families must have an income source to be eligible for rental assistance. An income source allows for ongoing rent payments to be made by the client after assistance has been provided.  An income may be SSI or SSDI. 

--Clients agree to pay their portion of rent and must provide documentation of the payment to the landlord.

--Individuals and families are threatened with an eviction notice or other housing challenges to be eligible for emergency rental assistance

--Individuals and families must be willing to provide required documentation and cooperate with follow-up appointments with their case managers

--Landlords must be willing to work with the clients and guarantee 30 days of additional housing to the client once EHAF assistance is provided

--Individuals and families agree to participate in program follow-up conducted by United Way’s 2-1-1 for emergency rental assistance  



NCCAP uses the Coordinated Entry Pre-Screen system:


Coordinated Entry means “no wrong door”. If you need housing assistance, rather than apply at several agencies you can complete a pre-screen form to determine eligibility for multiple housing programs in Wood, Marathon, and Lincoln Counties.


Based on your current situation and level of need, you will be referred to the prioritization list. If/when a program has an available housing opportunity, the person or family with the greatest level of need will be contacted and advised of the opening.





Section 8 Housing Voucher Program


Description of the program:


This program is a federally funded rental subsidy program for low income persons residing in Lincoln County.

North Central CAP obtains Rental Assistance funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by demonstrating need through an application process.


The program is designed to give eligible families freedom of choice in finding an existing, decent, safe and sanitary rental unit under rent guidelines (payment standards) established by the government.


Procedurally:

·  An applicant who meets the eligibility requirements will be placed on the waiting list until a voucher becomes available

·  Applicant locates a rental unit within the Lincoln County area

·  The housing unit must pass a required health and safety inspection to determine if it meets federal Housing Quality Standards (HQS)

·  Applicants may stay in their present unit if the unit passes inspection (inspections are completed to ensure decent, safe and sanitary housing

·  Once an approved unit has been located, the applicant will pay an adjusted affordable amount for rent (in general, the family pays 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent plus utilities, and the program pays the balance)


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be a very-low income family.  (The term ‘family’ also includes elderly, disabled, and single individuals as defined by government regulations).

Eligibility is based upon gross annual income and number of people in the family.


NOTE:  Eligibility does not mean immediate placement.  If the applicant appears to be eligible, the applicant is then placed on the waiting list.


Capistry Town Home Apartments - Marshfield



POLICY PROCEDURE


Capistry Town Homes (CTH) is an equal opportunity housing provider and will not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity. The Capistry Town Homes also complies with all applicable Federal, State and local statutes and ordinances with respect to the Fair Housing and discrimination.


Tenant Selection

·  All applicants listed on the application must meet HUD established income limits for total household income not greater than 30% of the County Median Income (CMI) limits.

·  Application must be complete with no unanswered questions, if the application is incomplete the applicant is denied due to being an incomplete application

·  Application is date and time stamped immediately upon its receipt in the Marshfield office location and placed on the waiting list

·  If there is not at waiting list at time of vacancy NCCAP will select the next applicant on a first come first serve basis who meets the eligibility criteria

·  NCCAP does conduct a criminal, rental and eviction history check with information provided from application of previous landlords, the Circuit Court Access system and with local police department of last known address


Waiting List Requirement

· Completed application

· Established by date and time, oldest applicant first and then working to the newest applicant

· Established income eligibility (income below 30% of CMI)

· Rental, Eviction, and Criminal history check is favorable

· Homelessness becomes a priority over anyone on the waiting list

· Any applicant that is homeless and put on waiting list should be updated within 30 days of original application and the priority is re-determined


Rent Requirements


· The rent and utilities do not exceed 50% of the 65% Rent Limit of the most current HUD/HOME Fair Market Rent. 


Income Eligibility and Calculation


· Income is a projection from the previous 6 months income to establish an annual adjusted gross income

· The adjusted gross income must be below 30% of the current CMI level

· The income is assessed annually upon the renewal of the 12 month lease

· If a tenant’s income increases above 30% but not over 80% CMI level the unit becomes temporarily out of compliance

· Termination of a tenant cannot be based solely on income

· If the tenants monthly adjusted income increases above 30% CMI the Tenants rent will be adjusted as soon as the lease permits to 30% of the Families adjusted monthly income, the rent adjustment will stay in place until tenant vacates the unit or income decrease below the 30% CMI


​​​​​​​Lease Requirements:


Utilization of a 12-month lease signed by the tenant and the owner

Tenant will be notified by CTH agent 60 days prior to lease expiring that they will need to renew their lease or if there will be a non-renewal of the lease.


Terms of Tenancy and Termination


The Tenant will reside in the contract unit

The Tenant will notify CTH Agency of any changes in the household composition immediately

Tenant may not sublease or transfer the unit

Rent to owner may not exceed the amount approved by NCCAP in accordance of the current HUD/HOME Fair Market


Rents Method Payment:

All rent payments by tenant are paid directly to the owner NCCAP.

    

Deposit:

NCCAP will hold Security Deposits until tenant vacates the apartment and a positive move out inspection has been concluded.