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Mortgage Payment Assistance
If you have experienced any kind of financial hardship due to COVID-19, you may be able to postpone payments for up to 180 days. Many banks and other mortgage lenders are offering a variety of options for borrowers due to the pandemic. Our top recommendation is to contact your loan servicer (the company who you make your monthly mortgage payment to), as soon as possible . Do not assume modified payment plans are automatic, you need to contact your servicer to make alternative payment arrangements.
The servicer will need to validate your eligibility, so gather a few things before calling or going online: proof of income, a detailed list of monthly expenses, and an explanation of the recent change or loss in income.
If you are unsure of who services your mortgage or you need help beyond what your loan servicer can provide, you can contact Greenpath Financial Wellness. They offer foreclosure prevention and support services www.Greenpath.com or (800) 550-1961.
Property Assessment Appeal Deadline Extension: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, property owners now have until June 8th to file an appeal if they disagree with their newest property assessment.
Property Tax Resolution: Resolution directs the City Treasurer to waive interest and penalty charges on an outstanding property tax balance owed by a taxpayer on the property tax installment payment program between April 1 and September 30, 2020. The resolution was unanimously co-sponsored by the entire Common Council.
Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP): $25 million now available for the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program for Wisconsinites who have experienced income loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Administered by the Department of Administration (DOA), the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program will provide direct financial assistance for owed rent, security deposits, and wrap around services for program eligible individuals.
- To qualify, you must be an adult, living in WI with a household income at or below 80% of the county median.
- You may be able to receive up to $3,000 in assistance for rental payments/security deposits.
- In Milwaukee County please call the Social Development Commission at 414-326-2888 to apply.
- In Rock County, please call Community Action Inc. at 608-313-1337.
- All rental assistance payments will be made directly to the landlord.
COVID-19 Testing Locations
Two FREE testing sites in Milwaukee. See fliers below for more details. Testing times are 11am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday.
North Side: Midtown Center at 5825 W. Hope Avenue.
South Side: UMOS Parking Lot at 2701 S. Chase Avenue.
Milwaukee’s Community Health Centers have increased testing capacity at their five locations, and are now offering COVID-19 testing and care for symptomatic patients and community members without access to a primary care doctor.
FREE COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, June 17th from 4-6 p.m. in the Bader Philanthropies parking lot located at 3300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. No one will be turned away as long as tests are available
City of Beloit Health System: Visit website for specific health clinic locations. If you are seeking medical care, please call 1-800-303-5770 prior to visiting a clinic.
Milwaukee Recreation Dept: New daily activities scheduled weekly. Visit Facebook Page for updates. Activities are designed for both adult and child enrichment, class availability varies widely to accommodate most schedules.
Milwaukee Restart Grant Program: The goal of the Milwaukee Restart Program (Restart) is to help local businesses that suffered as a result of the pandemic to reopen and adapt to the “new normal”. Businesses with 20 employees or less are eligible for assistance. To apply, click here.
Revitalize Milwaukee: Free emergency home repairs for low-income homeowners. Repairs such as restoring hot water, installation of handrails and storm doors. Call 414-312-7531 for home repair services.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service: List of Resources for homeowners who need to make crucial repairs during the Coronavirus crisis. List includes loans and grants for qualified homeowners.
Safe and Sound Milwaukee: Comprehensive list of resources, updated weekly. Includes local job opportunities, COVID-19 testing locations, additional food programs and teen recreation programs.
Mental Health: Free or low-cost mental health resources in Milwaukee. Call 2-1-1 for more information and assistance.
Food and Meal Resources
Ayuda Mutua MKE has now relocated their operations to 2801 S. 5th Court (Bounce Milwaukee, behind UMOS). Food pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday from 4-7pm. Everyone is welcome.
2-1-1 Wisconsin website: Call 211 to find the food pantry in your neighborhood. Alternatively, you can also text your zip code to TXT-211.
Milwaukee Center for Independence: plans to add to the locations currently listed in the Hunger Task Force’s map, though at this time leaders cannot say where those locations will be.
Milwaukee Public Schools: Summer lunch locations are still being determined. The district’s “Stop, Grab, and Go” program is still in effect until June 12. Current hours and locations for these services can be found on MPS’ website or on the Hunger Task Force’s map.
The Gathering: Continues to provide to-go meals for the foreseeable future. Meals are served on a first come, first served basis. Meals available at four locations this summer:
Running Rebels, 1300 W. Fond du Lac Ave. (Monday-Friday breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Saturday lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Near South Side, 724 S. Layton Blvd. (Monday and Wednesday dinner 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Our Next Generation Neighborhood Center, 3421 W. Lisbon Ave. (Saturday lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Mount Carmel Lutheran Church, 8424 W. Center St. (second and fourth Saturday lunch 11:30 a.mm to 12:30 p.m.)
Friedens Community Ministries: Continues to operate three area food pantries at Despensa de la Paz, 1615 S. 22nd St.; Hope House, 209 W. Orchard St.; and Zion Rock, 10230 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Click the links for hours of operation.
Doorway Ministry: Continues distributing bag lunches Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. and 1:30 pm at 2461 W. Center St.
Capuchin Community Services is still running its emergency food pantry every Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the House of Peace, 1702 W. Walnut St. Anyone with an ID and a proof of residence can be served.
We are here to help you and your family as much as we can. Please don’t hesitate to contact us!