We hope you are staying healthy. We have developed this tip sheet to help you get through these difficult times.
Communication is key. Current Hofman Properties tenants let us know your situation. If you are going to have trouble making the rent, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about any of the information on this resource list or need further assistance accessing these services, please call 262-345-2145
Resources Available For Milwaukee Area Tenants
The new Milwaukee County Emergency Rent Assistance Program will pay up to $3,000 of back rent for tenants who have experienced a loss of income in last 60 days due to the impact of COVID-19.
The Rental Housing Resource Center is a comprehensive resource online at Rent Help Line, by phone 414-270-4646 or by email@example.com
Emergency Financial Assistance for low-income parents to pay for emergency housing or utility-related expense. Apply for Emergency Assistance Online (414) 389-6000 UMOS 2701 S Chase, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Unemployment Benefits If you have been laid off or have reduced hours due to COVID19, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Most applicants who are unemployed between March 29th and July 31th will receive an additional $600 per week . Apply by phone (414) 435-7069 or online at Wisconsin Unemployment. Once you apply you will have to file a weekly claim until you return to full employment. You may qualify for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) if you were not a traditional employee, such as those who are self employed, working in the "gig economy" (Uber drivers etc.) Part time employees, 1099 workers now qualify as do those who must stay home to care for an ill family member. Even if you only recently started the job.
Assistance for Security and SSI recipients
Mediation Services Communication is key. Start by talking to your landlord. Tenants and landlords can request mediation and more information online Mediate Milwaukee or by calling 414-939-8800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Sooner is better. Applying for mediation before an eviction is filed offers the most benefit, but they offer the service even after an eviction is filed.
Free Internet & WiFi for 60-days from Spectrum for Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households who don't currently have internet or WiFi service. Call (855) 243-8892
We Energies is resuming late fees and disconnecting services in July. (We are requesting the Public Service Commission to review this decision) You may consider applying for Energy Assistance Applications over the phone (414) 270-4653, or on-line Apply for Energy Assistance. It takes about an hour to sign up. Eligible applicants receive a $200-$900 credit on their WE Energies bill
Emergency Food Hunger Task Force has on-line map of up-to-date, reliable food sources in the community Hunger Task Force MPS is providing Free Meals for Students. The Milwaukee County Department on Aging (414) 289-6874 provides home delivery and meal pick up options. Wisconsin - FoodShare Information on how to sign up. Islamic Society Salam School 815 W. Layton Ave. serves free "drive thru" lunch weekdays 11AM to 1PM for area children, regardless of the school they attend. Enter on Carpenter Ave. between 7th and 8th St., and drive past the south entrance of the school to pick up food boxes. Stay in your car. The Milwaukee Journal published an extensive list of food pantries and lunch programs
United Way Resource list call 866-211-9966 and get a list be zipcode.
IMPACT 2-1-1 is a free, central access point for wide variety of information and assistance in times of personal crisis or community disaster. They can also be reached by dialing 211. Toll Free Video Relay is available at 1-866-211-3380
Connect provides a large list of services, financial aid, discounts on phone and tv services and more for those impacted by coronavirus
Child care services for essential workers and other parents (use links on the left of their page) from the Department of Children and Families
There are quite a few places that are hiring: USPS, Kroger and other grocers, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Dollar Tree/Family Dollar and delivery drivers are in high demand. You should carefully consider the health risk to you and your family of jobs that involves interacting with the public at this time. These resources will be helpfup as the virus danger subsides
Remember we are all in this together if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.