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Clark Co. residents may be eligible for rent assistance

In collaboration with the Department of Administration through the CARES Act, Indianhead Community Action Agency (ICAA) is assisting households who are having trouble paying rent due to an income loss because of COVID-19.

Households are assisted through ICAA’s Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) in Burnett, Clark, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn counties.

Eligible households can receive up to $1,000 per month in rental assistance for up to three months. ICAA works with both the renter and the landlord so assistance is paid directly to the landlord. Eligible expenses include rent, back rent, security deposit and first month’s rent.

“This pandemic is crippling a lot of folks’ ability to meet basic needs in our area and this assistance can make the difference in whether or not a renter is evicted,” says Jennifer Shearer, CEO.

ICAA encourages any renters who have lost income due to COVID-19 and are having trouble paying rent to contact the agency to see if they are eligible for this assistance. WRAP funds are provided to eligible households on a first come, first serve basis. The program will end Oct. 31, or once the funds are used.

For more information about ICAA, the WRAP program, or to find out if you are eligible for ICAA’s WRAP program, call 715-532-4222 or visit www.indianheadcaa. org.

Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization and an equal opportunity employer and provider operating under an Affirmative Action plan.