Application period open for veteran rental assistance program

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MADISON, Wis. — The application period is now open for a $2 million program to provide rental assistance to veterans, Gov. Tony Evers’ office announced Wednesday.

In a news release, Evers’ office said the program is an effort to reduce housing insecurity and homelessness among veterans. It’s part of a $10 million effort to provide veterans housing, employment and mental health services.

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“The last thing our veterans should have to worry about is whether they can afford to keep a roof over their heads at night,” Evers said in the release. “We have to keep working to ensure our veterans have access to affordable housing, mental and behavioral health services, and the education and skills training they need to be successful in civilian life. I am glad these funds will be headed out the door to support folks across our state.”

Money for the program is coming from the American Rescue Plan Act.

In order to qualify, a veteran must have a gross income of at or below 80% of their county’s median income. To learn more about eligibility or to apply for the program, click or tap here.