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Rent Assistance Application

Community Advocates Rent Assistance Application

Community Advocates and our partners understand what a trying time this has been for many households and we are here to help you.

Temporary rent assistance may be available for tenants who experienced a loss of income within the past 60 days or because of COVID-19. To apply and be screened for eligibility, fill out the form below, and upload your supporting documents so we can fast-track your application. 

Please read the Rent Assistance Process instructions here before filling out the application form on this page.

Applications are processed in the order they are received and our team is doing everything they can to get to the new applications within three business days. Please wait the three full days prior to calling back or following up through email.

Please note that if you are approved for Milwaukee County Eviction Prevention Rental Assistance, then you are not able to also receive Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program dollars.

Before You Begin

The application for rent assistance is below. Before you begin, it's helpful to get all of the information ready:

  • Household Income Information
  • Landlord contact information
  • Lease start and end (if you have a lease)
  • When you expect to return to work (if applicable)
  • If you have children and applied for Emergency Assistance through a W-2 agency in the past 12 months, you will need the date of the application

You will also need to submit some documents to support your application. You can upload a .png, .jpeg, Word doc, or PDF of the following documents:

  • Identification (photocopy or photo of license or state issued ID)
  • Photocopy or photo of 5-day eviction notice for non-payment of rent if you received one from your landlord
  • Documentation of financial hardship (termination notice, lay-off notice, letter-indicating place of employment closing, etc.)
  • Filled-out Rent Assistance Income Eligibility Calculation Worksheet (download it below)

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First Name
Last Name
Country
Address Line 1
City
State
Postal Code
Best Way To Reach You
Children

Emergency Assistance

Have You Applied for Emergency Assistance?
If you have children, have you applied for Emergency Assistance in the past 12 months from a W-2 Agency?
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Housing Information

How Much Rent Do You Pay a Month?
$
Please do not use commas. For example, type in 1200 and not 1,200.
Landlord Name
First Name
Last Name
Landlord Phone Number
Landlord Email
Best Way to Get in Touch with Your Landlord
Do You Rent Month-to-Month Or Do You Have a Lease?
If you have a lease, when did it start?
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If you have a lease, when does it end?
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How many bedrooms are in your home?
Security Deposit
Did you pay a security deposit?
If you paid a security deposit, how much did you pay?
$
Please do not use commas. For example, type in 1200 and not 1,200.

Loss of Income

Why did you lose your income?
If you lost income because of COVID-19, please explain why:
If you selected "other," please explain why you lost income due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Income Loss Confirmation
Please acknowledge that by checking this box, you have been unable to pay rent and are at risk of losing your housing or facing eviction due to COVID-related events.
I hereby certify that the information given is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that I may be required to present records and documents to support the information provided. I understand that the inaccurate or incomplete information reported could affect my rental assistance benefit(s) approval or could cause them to change. By typing my name in the applicant signature field, I indicate that I am the named person, and this entry is the legal equivalent of a manual/handwritten signature. I further understand that I can request a copy of this form to print and sign.
Expected COVID-19 Return to Work Date
If you lost your income because of COVID-19, do you know when you expect to return to work?
If you know when you expect to return to work, please select the date below.
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What is the name of your employer?
If you lost your income because of COVID-19, did you file for unemployment?
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Needed Assistance

How much rent assistance do you need to stabilize your home?
$
Please do not use commas. For example, type in 1200 and not 1,200.
Type of Help Needed
What kind of help do you need? Check all that apply.
Have You Applied for Utilities Assistance
If you need energy assistance, have you applied?
If you applied for energy assistance, select the date you applied.
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Case Management
Are you interested in a referral for case management?

Upload Your Documents

Please please fill out and submit your income eligibility calculation worksheet.
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Please upload a photocopy or photo of license or state issued ID, such as a driver's license.
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Eviction Notice
Have you received a five-day eviction notice?
If you received a 5-day eviction notice, please upload it now. You can submit the actual document or a photo of the notice.
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If you do not have a five-day notice, do you give Community Advocates permission to contact your landlord to obtain a waiver?
Please upload your documentation of financial hardship (termination notice, lay-off notice, letter-indicating place of employment closing, etc.) now.
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Disclaimer
By answering "yes" here, I agree that if I am approved for Milwaukee County Eviction Prevention Rental Assistance, then I am not able to also receive Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program dollars.
I certify that the information provided in this application is true and complete statements of facts. I also understand that I may be required to provide proof of any information given and that giving false information will invalidate this form and may require the return of benefits received based on the false information. By typing my name in the signature field, I indicate that I am the person named and that this entry is the legal equivalent of a manual/handwritten signature. I further understand that I may request to have this application printed and signed by hand.
Please type in your name to certify your application.
Please verify the date that you are certifying your application.
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