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Application Guidelines
  • Must have income or proof of potential income—this includes unemployment, child support or other sources.

  • If you do not have the ability to pay your housing expenses going forward your application will be denied

  • We do not have funding for hotels/motels.

  • We serve 69 counties in Wisconsin. We do not have funding for Dane, Racine, and Milwaukee Counties.

  • Applicants must be under the 50% County Median Income

  • If you are applying for social security disability or other benefits, you must submit proof of your application.

  • If delinquent due to theft or stolen money, you must submit police report with application.

  • If delinquent due to emergency expenses, submit receipt(s) with application. 

  • You may apply for 1 type of assistance every 12 months. 

  • Applications are typically processed within 10 business days.

Apply Online

You can apply for our Critical assistance program at the link below.

Before applying please read our program guidelines and criteria to ensure you have your required documentation ready to submit.

*HOME REPAIR IS NO LONGER COVERED UNDER THE CRITICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. YOU CAN APPLY FOR A LOW INTEREST LOAN THROUGH THE SHORT TERM LOAN TAB ON OUR WEBSITE

Required Documentation
Programs
Forest Lake
Our Programs
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Rental Assistance
  • Must be past due on rent

  • Submit a completed Landlord Rental Assistance Verification Form with application

  • We are unable to offer delinquent rental assistance for those in section 8 and subsidized housing 

  • Your landlord must agree that our payment will stop the eviction process

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Utility Assistance
  • Must be behind on utility payment

  • May not be in Section 8 or subsidized housing

  • Applicant's name must be on utility bill

  • Submit an updated utility bill with application 

  • Submit proof of your last payment. We can match this payment up to $400

  • You must be at risk of homelessness

  • We do not accept applications during the moratorium 

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Security Deposit Assistance
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Property Tax Assistance
  • Must be at risk of property lien (at least 2 years behind)

  • Must be owner occupied

  • Submit an updated property tax statement with application 

  • Submit proof that you are current on your mortgage

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Mortgage Assistance
  • Must be at risk of foreclosure (at least 2 months behind)

  • Delinquent balance may not be over $3,500.00

  • Must be owner occupied

  • This must be your primary residence

  • Submit an updated mortgage statement with application 

  • Submit proof that you are current on your property taxes

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