This program is an invite-only program for literally homeless people in Rock/Walworth Continuum of Care. To be considered literally homeless, you must be residing in a homeless shelter, living in a vehicle, living outside, or receiving motel vouchers from a social service agency.
If you are in need of housing assistance, rather than apply at several places you can apply at ECHO to determine eligibility for multiple-month housing programs in Rock/Walworth Continuum of Care. Your current situation and responses your level of need is referred to the Rock/Walworth Prioritization List.
If/when a program has an available housing opportunity, the person/family with the greatest level of need will be contacted by the program with the opportunity.
ECHO Inc.’s Rapid Re-Housing Program participates in the Balance of State Coordinated Entry, and all Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs will be filled from the Prioritization List.
*This screening DOES NOT place you on any subsidized, public housing or Section 8 waiting list. This screening is only for community-based housing programs in Rock/Walworth Continuum of Care, which may include, but is not limited to: Community Action Inc., ECHO, Edgerton Community Outreach, YWCA, House of Mercy and the Salvation Army.
Once you have been referred to the prioritization waiting list it, is not possible for our staff to estimate where you are on the list, or if you will be selected for an opening.
If you are pulled from the list to be in ECHO’s Rapid Re-Housing program, ECHO will assist you with first month’s rent and security deposit at a Janesville apartment once you find one. If funding allows and clients are income-eligible, they may receive further rent assistance and case management. This program is often full, and ECHO can only take the next person off of the prioritization list when more funding becomes available.