Gov. Evers announces $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program

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Tony Evers launched a $25 million Wisconsin rental assistance program, which officials say will provide direct financial assistance for owed rent, security deposits, and wraparound services for program-eligible renters.

The $100 million from the federal CARES Act will be set up to give financial assistance for: - Emergency medical services - Home and community-based services - Long-term care providers such as skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. Evers did not immediately release details on who would be eligible or how much the payments would be. Businesses will be able to apply for grant assistance in early June.

Money available under the rent assistance program can be used to help pay for rent and security deposits.

Applicants must be adult Wisconsin residents who have a household income at or below 80% of the county median income in the month of or prior to the application date. These payments will be paid directly to the landlord on behalf of the tenant. "They have not been forgotten".

To complement the Wisconsin Farm Support Program and combat food insecurity, the governor has also committed $15 million to the Food Security Initiative.

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More details are available at Federal aid so far has attempted to support agriculture nationwide, but Wisconsin farmers have been left out.

Wisconsin is a national agriculture leader, but COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for our farmers, food processors, and all those in the food supply chain. The percentage of people who tested positive out of all tests given was 8%, marking the second day in a row of increases following two days of declines.

He says the response to COVID-19 is placing a significant burden on them. This network of Main Street businesses will form the backbone of the We're All In initiative, along with support from major Wisconsin businesses, communities and other associations.

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