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