The Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA) produces housing opportunities for households that earn not more than 80% of County Median Income (CMI). It is designed to provide assistance for individuals and families who have a member with a documented disability. Assistance is provided in the form of a grant for a period of up to 12 months for rent and/or security deposit.
The HOME Homebuyer Program and Housing Cost Reduction Initiative Programs are designed to assist low to moderate income families with the purchase and/or rehabilitation of a home. Renewal Unlimited, Inc. provides assistance in the form a 0%, deferred 2nd Mortgage to be used for down payment assistance and closing cost assistance associated with the purchase. Click here for more details. HCRI funds are also available on a very limited basis to assist with foreclosure prevention assistance.
The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) allows Renewal Unlimited, Inc. to purchase foreclosed properties within Portage and Pardeeville. After the homes are purchased directly from the lender, the homes are rehabbed and then sold to an income eligible family who falls under 120% of the County Median Income. Families who are eligible to purchase the home and fall under 80% County Median Income are also eligible to utilize down payment and closing cost assistance dollars through the HOME Homebuyer Program.
The Homeless Prevention Program provides assistance to low to moderate income families who fall under 50% of the County Median Income with rental arrearages (which may include 1st Month’s rent and/or security deposit) and utility costs to maintain stability. 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. Click here for homeless prevention resources.
The Rapid Re-Housing Program provides assistance to low to moderate income families who fall under 50% of the County Median Income with rental costs (which may include 1st Month’s rent and/or security deposit) and utility costs to secure permanent housing and to assist the household in maintaining stability. It is designed to provide assistance to move individuals and families out of homelessness. Assistance is provided in the form of a grant for a period up to 12 months. Assistance can also be provided for utility costs to catch up arrearage or pay deposits to activate utilities for a new residence. The loan is to be paid back using an affordable plan, which is set up between the recipient and Renewal Unlimited, Inc.
Housing Case Manager
Renewal Unlimited, Inc.
2900 Red Fox Run
Portage, WI 53901
608-742-5329 ext. 242
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.
This Agency receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and/or a federal, state or local public or private entity to provide services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
In order to receive this funding, this agency must participate in the Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which is administered by the Institute for Community Alliances. This system collects basic information about clients receiving services from this agency in order to get an accurate count of individuals and families who are homeless, and to identify the need to provide different services.
This agency will collect and share only the information that we consider to be appropriate. The collection and use of all personal information is guided by strict standards of confidentiality. A copy of our Privacy Notice describing our privacy practices is available to all consumers upon request.
Your information will be shared with other area agencies that participate in HMIS, unless you request that your information remain closed (confidential). Keeping your information closed means that your information will only be available to case workers and intake workers within this agency. If you are interested in keeping your records closed, please talk to a case manager or intake worker.
Public Notice (Federal Register/Vol. 69, No. 146)
Effective August 30, 2004