Basic Needs Help

Resources for Housing, Food Banks, Transportation, Childcare, and Employment across the state of Wisconsin.

 

Housing

WI Fair Housing Law & Complaint Process

Find out who the Wisconsin Fair Housing Law protects, what constitutes housing discrimination, and how to file a complaint if you are being discriminated against.

 

Wisconsin Fair Housing Councils

Are you being discriminated against or at risk of losing your housing? Visit the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  website to find your local Fair Housing Council.

Rental Help in Wisconsin

Visit this site to find subsidized apartments across the State of Wisconsin, to receive help with Housing Vouchers, or help with utilities and bills.

Transportation

Department of Public Instruction (DPI) School Transportation

If a students’ IEP defines it as necessary, the DPI permits schools outside of school district in which the student resides to provide transportation of the student to a non-resident school district. Transportation reimbursement is also available to low-income families.

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Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

If you are unable to get to a scheduled medical appointment the Wisconsin Department of Health has a program for obtaining a ride, bus ticket, or gas for you vehicle as long as you are enrolled in a form of state of government sponsored health care assistance.

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WI Employment Transportation Assistance Program (WETAP)

WETAP is a program that connects low-income workers with jobs by removing transportation as a barrier to employment. Low income is defined by those individuals who earn less than 200% of what is defined as the federal poverty level. Enrollment information is available on the site.

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Food Pantries

Wisconsin Food Pantries

Find food pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, and other food help nearest you.

Feeding Wisconsin

Food Banks located across the state: Feeding America, Second Harvest, Feed My People, and Channel One.

Childcare

General Wisconsin Childcare Information

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families has many resources for child care including a list of providers, regulations, and other childcare-related resources.

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Wisconsin Shares Subsidy

Wisconsin Shares helps low-income working families by subsidizing a portion of quality childcare during the workday or participating in another approved activity.

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