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A program designed to help families avoid the trauma of homelessness  through rent, mortgage, utility assistance, security deposits and car repairs. 

With more than 40% of Americans a $400 expense away from financial distress, the threat of crisis looms closely for too many families. Preventing families from spiraling into homelessness is an essential part of the Family Promise mission.


Applications are now being accepted by Family Promise of Waukesha County from families who are seeking rent, mortgage or utility assistance.  The purpose of these funds are to assist families with children to be able to remain in their homes and avoid the impact of family homelessness.  Guidelines are below;  If you fit the guidelines please submit the application by clicking 'Apply For Assistance'.  Please allow for up to ten days to process your request. 

Guidelines for our Prevention Program (Directrices para nuestro programa de prevención)

What is prevention assistance? (¿Qué es la asistencia preventiva?)

This is a one time prevention fund to help families remain in their homes. Payments include rent, utility, and transportation. These are one time payments for families facing eviction to be able to stay in their current homes. Este es un fondo de prevención de una sola vez para ayudar a las familias a permanecer en sus hogares. Los pagos incluyen alquiler, servicios públicos y transporte. Estos son pagos únicos para familias que enfrentan el desalojo para poder permanecer en sus hogares actuales.

Who qualifies for the prevention program? (¿Quién califica para el programa de prevención?)

To be eligible your families income should fit into the state of Wisconsin section 8 rent voucher program. 1 person household $28,850 2 $32,950 3 $37,050 4 $41, 150 5 $44,450 6 $47,750 7 $51,050 8 $54,350 Applicants will also:

  • Be a Waukesha County resident.
  • Be a family with minor children. We define family as any adult who has legal guardianship of a minor child (under 18).
  • Be no more than one month behind in their rent/utility bill.
  • Be able to verify income, whether job loss or a reduction of hours. If applicant has a job must be able to provide reason and proof why rent/mortgage or utility cannot be paid this month.
  • Provide income information for every adult living in the home.
  • Provide proof of the amount of rent/utility bill.
  • Allow a Family Promise representative to speak with employer, contact landlord as well as any other service provider to determine the need for assistance.
Para ser elegible, los ingresos de su familia deben ajustarse al programa de vales de alquiler de la sección 8 del estado de Wisconsin. Hogar de 1 persona $ 28,850 2 $ 32,950 3 $ 37,050 4 $ 41, 150 5 $ 44,450 6 $ 47,750 7 $ 51,050 8 $ 54,350 Los solicitantes también: * Ser residente del condado de Waukesha. * Sea una familia con hijos menores. Definimos familia como cualquier adulto que tenga la tutela legal de un menor de edad (menor de 18 años). * No tener más de un mes de atraso en su factura de alquiler / servicios públicos. * Ser capaz de verificar ingresos, ya sea por pérdida de trabajo o reducción de horas. Si el solicitante tiene un trabajo debe poder proporcionar la razón y prueba de por qué el alquiler / hipoteca o los servicios públicos no se pueden pagar este mes. * Proporcione información sobre los ingresos de cada adulto que viva en el hogar. * Proporcione prueba del monto de la factura de alquiler / servicios públicos. * Permita que un representante de Family Promise hable con el empleador, se comunique con el propietario y con cualquier otro proveedor de servicios para determinar la necesidad de asistencia.

How are prevention payments made? (¿Cómo se realizan los pagos preventivos?)

Payment will go directly to the landlord, utility company or service provider. El pago irá directamente al propietario, la empresa de servicios públicos o el proveedor de servicios.

I filled out an application- when can I expect to hear back? (Llené una solicitud, ¿cuándo puedo esperar recibir una respuesta?)

Our case managers respond to every prevention application in the order in which they are received. Please allow up to ten days to hear back from one of our staff. Nuestros administradores de casos responden a cada solicitud de prevención en el orden en que se reciben. Espere hasta diez días para recibir noticias de nuestro personal.

* Family Promise reserves the right to provide partial assistance.

 * Families who accept financial support agree to work with the social worker to plan for the following months and connect to resources.