Homeless Prevention Program

KeysRenewal Unlimited’s Homeless Prevention Program assists low to moderate income families with housing costs in order to maintain stability. Applicants must contact the Housing Coordinator to complete a general intake application which is used to determine your eligibility. Please call Brittany at 608-742-5329 ext.19, or 1-800-344-7543 Toll-Free, to set up an appointment.

Housing program

The Emergency Solutions Grant and Homeless Prevention Program have been designed for households with low to moderate income with long term rental assistance up to 12 months, eviction prevention and utility assistance. Assistance is provided in the form of a grant, or 0% interest loan. The loan is to be paid back using an affordable payment plan which is set up between the recipient and Renewal Unlimited, Inc. The maximum monthly rental allowance, and the annual income limits are listed in the tables below.

Types of Assistance to Renters

  • 1st Month’s Rent
  • Security Deposit
  • Back Rent
  • Renter’s Utility Assistance (Power, Heat, Gas, Light, Water, Sewage)

Affordability

The Renewal Unlimited, Inc. Homeless Prevention Program is committed to helping eligible families maintain affordable housing. Affordable housing is defined as housing costs that are equal to or less than 30% of the buyer’s gross monthly income and total monthly payments equal to or less than 40% of gross monthly income.

A residential inspection is required for assistance to assure that housing quality standards are met. An applicant may be turned down for reasons including but not limited to: falsifying information on the application, having received assistance from Renewal Unlimited, Inc. in the past twelve months, having an outstanding loan with Renewal Unlimited, Inc., and not replying to requests for information in a timely manner.

Housing payment must fall at or below these rental limits:

Rental Limits Per Bedroom : By County
Adams123
472584760
Columbia123
530698942
Dodge123
587707895
Juneau123
472589775
Sauk123
631724973

Household income must fall at or below 50% of CMI (County Median Income) limits to qualify:

Adams County3050
1$12,350$20,550
2$14,100$23,450
3$15,850$26,400
4$17,600$29,300
5$19,050$31,650

Columbia County3050
1$14,700$24,450
2$16,800$27,950
3$18,900$31,450
4$20,950$34,900
5$22,650$37,700
Dodge County3050
1$13,300$22,200
2$15,200$25,350
3$17,100$28,500
4$19,000$31,650
5$20,550$34,200
Juneau3050
1$12,350$20,550
2$14,100$23,450
3$15,850$26,400
4$17,600$29,300
5$19,050$31,650
Sauk County3050
1$13,900$23,150
2$15,900$26,450
3$17,900$29,750
4$19,850$33,050
5$21,450$35,700

The regulations, guidelines and information provided here are from the State of Wisconsin, Department of Administration and Renewal Unlimited, Inc. Information, regulations and guidelines may change and will be updated as necessary.

Contact the Director of Housing Services…

Director of Housing Services
Renewal Unlimited, Inc.
2946 Red Fox Run
Portage, WI 53901
608-742-8482 ext. 19
The information provided here does not reflect a complete description of programs or eligibility requirements. Guidelines for eligibility may vary by grant and by year. Please contact the program administrator for complete details.