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Home Mission Fund

Sunshine Place in Sun Prairie is a satellite office for the Home Mission Fund...Goal of the home mission fund is to help with the following: Eviction prevention....Car Repairs...Utilities...

Call for an appointment!! (608) 257-2534 ext.37

Contact: Wendy Siewert @ (608) 257-2534 ext.37

Home Mission Fund Eligibility Guidelines:

Preference is given to those who have never received assistance from the fund. Preference is also given to those who have experience a sudden and temporary loss of income, which caused the household to fall behind. Examples include automotive repair, loss of employment due to a lay off, medical expenses, illness/injury, or death in the family.

If a household owes more than the amount the fund is able to assist with, there must be a plan in place with the landlord/utility provider as to where the rest of the funds are coming from. Any payment plans/arrangements are verified with the third party prior to release of funds.

In addition, households requesting assistance with a utility bill must have a good payment history.

For example, if a household has not paid their electric bill during the moratorium months (winter) and requests assistance with preventing disconnection in April, a minimum of three consecutive payments as part of plan with the utility provider must be made prior to the release of funds.

Below are some general guidelines for specific types of assistance. Please keep in mind that each request is evaluated individually and grant amounts vary. The top priorities are rental and utility assistance. All other miscellaneous requests are dependent on whether funds are available to assist.

Rental Assistance

1) Household must have sufficient income to pay rent/utilities.

2) Assistance is provided for rent or utilities once every twelve months.

3) Average rental assistance grant is $200.

Utility Assistance

1) Household must have sufficient income to pay rent/utilities.

2) Assistance is provided for rent or utilities once every twelve months.

3) Average rental assistance grant is $100 or less.

Security Deposit Assistance

1) Assistance provided to homeless families only. Family must be eligible for the EA grant.

2) A signed lease is required. The lease must have a move-in date.

3) Household must have sufficient income to pay rent/utilities.

4) Average security deposit assistance grant is $200.

Automotive

1) Due to the large number of requests, assistance is limited to those using their vehicle for employment.

2) Funds for this type of assistance are extremely limited. If funds are available, average grant is $100 or less.

Identification

1) Now that a State ID is required to vote in Wisconsin, the DOT is offering these for free. The individual requesting the ID must state that they wish to use the ID to vote.

2) If funds are available we will assist individuals with the cost of obtaining a driver’s license for employment purposes.

The Home Mission Fund does not assist with the following: motel/hotel, camping fees, pet related expenses, cable bill, phone bill, credit/loan payments, food, diapers, furniture, clothing (except work uniforms), prescriptions for narcotics/controlled substances, medical bills (except co-pays), car or other insurance.