Housing Assistance

Couleecap offers an emergency shelter/homeless prevention program, transitional housing for homeless families, and permanent supportive housing for individuals with disabilities or living with a mental illness.

Couleecap Transitional Supportive Housing

Provides limited term affordable housing to homeless individuals and households who need assistance in returning to independent living situations. Participants must be willing to work on self-sufficiency goals which include seeking stable housing, increasing their income, and increasing their access to mainstream resources.

Service Area: Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon counties
Eligibility: Families or individuals must be literally homeless (in emergency shelter, on the street, or fleeing domestic violence) and lack the resources to secure alternative housing. Individuals must be at least eighteen years old.

To apply, please complete the following forms:
La Crosse: For more information in La Crosse County, contact 608-782-4876.

Consumer Notice: Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System

Questions
:
Contact Dana Casberg, Monroe County, 608-269-1286 and Jeana LeJeune, Vernon County, 608-291-6711.

New Hope Permanent Supportive Housing

Provides permanent housing to families and/or individuals with disabilities who are homeless. Eligible persons are those currently in emergency shelter or living on the street. A case manager assists clients to develop goals and monitor progress toward self-sufficiency. Preference is given to those individuals and families who are chronically homeless.

Service Area: Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon counties
Eligibility: Families or individuals must be homeless and have documentation of mental illness or physical disability.

To apply, please complete the following forms:
La Crosse: For more information in La Crosse County, contact 608-782-4876.
Monroe County Application (Monroe County residents only)

Consumer Notice: Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System

Questions:

Contact Dana Casberg, Monroe County, 608-269-1286 and Pam Wood, Vernon County, 608-291-6711.

 

Housing First Permanent Supportive Housing

Provides permanent housing and case management services to single individuals who are homeless and living with a mental health issue. A case manager assists clients to develop goals and monitor progress towards self-sufficiency. Individuals must be chronically homeless in order to be eligible for this program.
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Service Area: La Crosse County
Eligibility: Individuals must be homeless and lack the resources to secure alternative housing. Individuals must have a documented mental illness. Individuals must be chronically homeless. Individuals must be at least eighteen years old.


To apply, please complete the following forms:

La Crosse: For more information in La Crosse County, contact 608-782-4876.

 

Consumer Notice: Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System

Questions:
Contact Jann Kunz, 608-782-4876.


Homeless Prevention Program

Provides motel vouchers, security deposit, and first month's rent in Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties. Eviction prevention assistance is available in Vernon and Crawford counties only. Tenants must be homeless or in danger of being evicted for lack of guidelines of at or below 30% County Median Income in order to qualify for assistance. funds for this program are provided by the State of Wisconsin Bureau of Supportive Housing, and types of assistance vary by county.

 

Service Area: Crawford, Monroe, and Vernon counties

Consumer Notice: Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System

Questions
:
Contact Jeana LeJeune, Vernon County, 608-291-6711; Jann Sturmer, Crawford, 608-326-2463; Stephanie Rahr, Monroe, 608-269-3012.


S.O.A.R. Program

Provides assistance in applying and navigating the application process for Social Security Disability benefits. Eligible persons are individuals who are homeless and have a diagnosed mental illness.

 

Service Area: La Crosse County
Eligibility: Eligible persons must be homeless and have a diagnosed mental illness.


To apply, please complete the following forms:

Application

Verification of Homelessness

Co-Occurring SSI Screening Tool


Questions
:
Contact Molly Betts, 608-796-2725

8th Street Apartments

2-bedroom apartments in La Crosse available to low-income families.

Service Area: La Crosse County
Eligibility: Must be income eligible

 

No units currently available


Questions:
Contact Kayla Tally, 608-796-9092

 

Rockland Duplexes

3-bedroom duplexes in Rockland for low-income households.

Service Area: La Crosse County
Eligibility: Must be income eligible

 

No units currently available

 

Questions:
Contact Kayla Tally, 608-796-9092

 

 

Kickapoo Ridge/Crooked River Townhomes

2 and 3 bedroom townhomes in Gays Mills for low-income and market-rate households.

Service Area: Crawford County
Eligibility: Must be income eligible

 

Units Now Available
Questions:
Contact Kayla Tally, 608-796-9092

Hillcrest Manor Apartments

1 bedroom apartments in Ontario for low-income, elderly households.

Service Area: Vernon County
Eligibility: Must be income eligible

 
Questions:
Contact Horizon Management Group, Inc.,
608-337-4735

 

 

 

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