To help keep struggling Door County residents from being evicted from their homes, the Door County Emergency Response Fund has partnered with Lakeshore CAP to offer an expanded Rental Assistance Program during the global pandemic and resulting recession.
You might be eligible for assistance if all the following criteria apply to you:
- Lease an apartment, duplex, single-family home, or trailer home in Door County as your sole residence
- You’ve lost your job or seen your hours substantially reduced at any time since March 25, 2020 because of COVID-19 or the current economic recession
- Virtually exhausted your savings and are now unable to meet your financial obligations
You will be asked to provide documentation to Lakeshore CAP, including proof of change in income, bank statements, and your lease. Lakeshore CAP will keep that information highly confidential. Your name will not be disclosed to any third party, nor to United Way or the Community Foundation. If you are approved for rental assistance, the check will be made payable directly to your landlord.
Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to meet all your financial needs. However, our hope is that we can help make things just a little bit easier for you during this crisis.
The resources in the Door County Emergency Response Fund are limited and so we anticipate that the income and savings criteria used to determine eligibility will evolve as we have a better count of how many people will need help. Remember, the Emergency Response Fund does NOT receive any money from government. It is entirely funded by the generosity of your friends and neighbors of Door County.
To apply for rental assistance, download and print out this application.
If you are unable to print the application, you can pick one up at Lakeshore CAP at 131 S. 3rd Avenue in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
If you are unable to visit Lakeshore CAP in Sturgeon Bay, you may request that an application be mailed to you. Call them at (920) 682-3737 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and mailing address. An application will be mailed to you shortly thereafter.
If you have questions, or need help filling out the application, please call Lakeshore CAP at (920) 682-3737 and leave a message. A case manager from Lakeshore CAP will call you back to walk you through the application process.
To donate to this important relief effort, join us by making an online gift today or mail your contribution to:
Door County Emergency Response Fund
Door County Community Foundation
222 N. 3rd Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
We will get through this if we hold together as a community!