Milwaukee Rental Assistance Program

The program will provide financial assistance for rent and security deposits for eligible households who have experienced a hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rental Assistance Program can award up to $5,000 per household in a combination of rental payments and/or security deposits. This program is made possible through funding from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The City of Milwaukee Rental Assistance Program will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and the program will expire once CARES funding is exhausted.
What’s Available?
Rent assistance through January 1, 2021
Up to $1,500 per month for rent paid directly to landlord
Up to $5,000 program maximum per household
Eligible expenses: rent, back rent, security deposit, and first month’s rent
To be considered for Milwaukee Rental Assistance Program (MRAP), certain eligibility requirements must be met. Applicants must meet all the non-financial and financial eligibility criteria. An applicant must:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Reside in the City of Milwaukee
  • Have a household income at or below 80% County Median Income (CMI) in the month prior to the date of application for household size
  • Provide documentation showing inability to pay rent due to COVID-19
The following will not qualify for MRAP:
  • Assistance needed for public rental assistance or subsidized housing (Public Housing Program, Section 8 HCV and PBV programs, etc.)
  • Mortgage payments
  • Residence outside the City of Milwaukee
  • Applicant already received the maximum assistance (CARES funding) of $5,000 for the household

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City of Milwaukee

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