Gov. Evers announces $322 million in funding for Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Program

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – Governor Tony Evers is making $322 million available to help support Wisconsinites who have lost income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, his office announced on Thursday, Feb. 25.

The Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program will provide direct financial help for rent, utility, home energy costs and wraparound services for people who qualify, according to a press release.

To be eligible, you must be a Wisconsin resident who has a risk of experiencing housing instability, have seen income reduced by the pandemic or earn a household income at or below 80 percent of the county median income.

Once approved, residents may receive up to 12 months of financial assistance.

More information on the program can be found on the Department of Administration website.

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