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Rent Assistance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The federal, state, and local governments have designated funds to help tenants who have lost income due to the pandemic avoid eviction.

  • The Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) is a grant of up to $3000 paid on behalf of qualified tenants to their landlords.  In Milwaukee County, the program is administered by the Social Development Commission and more information can be found here or by calling (414) 326-2888.
  • The Milwaukee County Eviction Prevention Fund was recently created to help tenants remain in their rental units.  This program is administered by the Rental Housing Resource Center at Community Advocates.  Tenants can learn more and apply here or by calling (414) 270-4646.
  • Wisconsin’s Emergency Assistance program has existed for years and can provide funds for tenants facing eviction who have dependant children in their households.  The program is administered by W2 agencies.  Check here for a list of W2 agencies and more information.

Taxes and Coronavirus

Internal Revenue Service – Federal Taxes

  • Tax Day is now July 15th: IRS extends filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount.
  • All taxpayer assistance centers are closed.
  • VITA tax preparation sites are closed.

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus For IRS updates.


Wisconsin Department of Revenue – State Taxes

  • Like the IRS, Wisconsin extends tax filing deadline to July 15th.

https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/News/2020/wi-covid-19.aspx For State updates.