Rapid Re-Housing

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.

Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System Consumer Notice

This agency participates in the Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), administered by the Institute for Community Alliances (ICA). HMIS collects basic information about participants receiving services from this agency.

HMIS collects basic information about participants receiving services from this agency in order to:

  1. Establish an accurate count of individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.
  2. Enable the coordination of services to prevent and resolve experiences of homelessness.
  3. Fulfill governmental and grant-specific reporting requirements.
  4. Identify the need to provide more or different services to end homelessness in our community.

Please view a PDF version of the notice in English or Spanish to learn more about what data is being collected.

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