Additional Financial Resources for Individuals and Families

While people across the state are experiencing loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizations and companies are stepping up to provide additional assistance.


Housing/Rental assistance Nationwide The American Bankers Association released an online list of the banks offering payment deferrals with no late fees for mortgage and home equity loans.
Housing/Rental assistance Nationwide The Federal Housing Finance Agency ordered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days for some mortgages. Borrowers whose mortgages are owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac also can suspend payments for 12 months
Housing/Rental assistance Statewide The Federal Making Home Affordable website. You can also call HUD at 888-995-4673 for round-the-clock foreclosure avoidance assistance.
For rural residents Statewide https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/uploader-full/event/key/contentdownloadajax/id/1200/cid/2358/fid/174
Rental assistance Statewide www.dontgetkickedout.com
Offers state-by-state resources and info for renters, including tools to find legal aid and info on eviction protections in your area
Rental assistance Statewide WI Tenant Resource Center

(includes sample letters for tenants, links to help you understand your rights, attorney referrals, and more)

Rental assistance Statewide Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP)
Rental assistance Statewide Some WI cities including Milwaukee have emergency rental assistance nonprofits, linked here
Housing/Rental assistance Statewide Eviction protection/emergency assistance/job access loan organizations


WI Utilities/Bill Help Statewide https://cubwi.org/covid19/
WI Utilities/Bill Help Statewide https://psc.wi.gov/Pages/ForConsumers/FAQs.aspx 
WI Utilities/Bill Help Statewide https://www.hud.gov/states/wisconsin/renting/energyprgms
WI Utilities/Bill Help Statewide http://www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov/


Help understanding or finding a health insurance plan. Statewide https://www.coveringwi.org/covid-19-pandemic
Financial assistance for health care. Statewide https://healthcare.ascension.org/Financial-Assistance/Wisconsin
Financial assistance for health care. Statewide https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/help_with_medical_bills.html
This list includes free health care programs, pharmacies that offer free health care to patients who become unemployed, underinsured medical care, charities that can help with bills, and more.


Childcare Statewide Wisconsin Department of Children and Families childcare finder tool
Also includes an info request form for workers who urgently need childcare