We hope you are staying healthy. We have developed this tip sheet to help you get through these difficult times. You can add your email above to get notified of updates and additions to the list. If you know of other resources that we should include, please Email them to us so others may be helped.
Communication is key. Current Affordable Rentals residents Let us know your situation. If you are going to have trouble making the rent, talk to Joscelyn at the Affordable Rentals office, (414) 643-5635. Email
If you have any questions about any of the information on this resource list or need further assistance accessing these services, contact Affordable Rentals at Email
Our lobby is closed to reduce person to person contact, but we are available by phone (414) 643-5635 and Email
Mediate Milwaukee Communication is key. Start by talking to your property owner. Tenants and landlords can request mediation and more information online Mediate Milwaukee or by calling 414-939-8800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Sooner is better. Applying for mediation before an eviction is filed offers the most benefit, but they offer the service even after an eviction is filed.
Apply For Emergency Rental Assistance Eligible renters may receive up to 12 months of back rent and three or more months of future rent payments
Emergency Financial Assistance for low-income parents to pay for emergency housing or utility-related expense. Apply for Emergency Assistance Online (414) 389-6000 UMOS 2701 S Chase, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Unemployment Benefits Apply by phone (414) 435-7069 or online at Wisconsin Unemployment. Once you apply you will have to file a weekly claim until you return to full employment. You may qualify for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) if you were not a traditional employee, such as those who are self employed, working in the "gig economy" (Uber drivers etc.) Part time employees, 1099 workers now qualify as do those who must stay home to care for an ill family member. Even if you only recently started the job.
Assistance for Security and SSI recipients
We Energies You may consider applying for Energy Assistance Applications over the phone (414) 270-4653, or on-line Apply for Energy Assistance. It takes about an hour to sign up. Eligible applicants receive a $200-$900 credit on their WE Energies bill
Emergency Food Hunger Task Force has on-line map of up-to-date, reliable food sources in the community Hunger Task Force MPS is providing Free Meals for Students. The Milwaukee County Department on Aging (414) 289-6874 provides home delivery and meal pick up options. Wisconsin - FoodShare Information on how to sign up. Islamic Society Salam School 815 W. Layton Ave. serves free "drive thru" lunch weekdays 11AM to 1PM for area children, regardless of the school they attend. Enter on Carpenter Ave. between 7th and 8th St., and drive past the south entrance of the school to pick up food boxes. Stay in your car. The Milwaukee Journal published an extensive list of food pantries and lunch programs
United Way Resource list call 866-211-9966 and get a list be zipcode.
IMPACT 2-1-1 is a free, central access point for wide variety of information and assistance in times of personal crisis or community disaster. They can also be reached by dialing 211. Toll Free Video Relay is available at 1-866-211-3380
Connect provides a large list of services, financial aid, discounts on phone and tv services and more for those impacted by coronavirus
Child care services for essential workers and other parents (use links on the left of their page) from the Department of Children and Families
Places that are hiring: The Post Office, Pick ’n Save and other grocers, Amazon, Walmart Dollar Tree/Family Dollar and delivery drivers are in high demand. You should carefully consider the health risk to you and your family of jobs that involves interacting with the public at this time. These resources will be helpfup as the virus danger subsides
Remember we are all in this together if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.