Homeless Prevention

Bridges Program

“Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person.” – Anonymous

Homeless Prevention

Homeless Assistance Program

Helping individuals and families experiencing homelessness find a solution.

The Homeless Assistance Program focuses on individuals and families at imminent risk of homelessness. (at-risk of homelessness, literal homelessness, fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence).

ELIGIBILITY: Persons must be homeless, at imminent risk of homelessness (court ordered eviction, having to leave a motel, etc.), or fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence. 

Where to start:
  • Potential participants must complete a Coordinated Entry Survey with a staff person. 
  • Eligibility for participating in the Homeless Program, and other options will be discussed at that time.
How to contact ADVOCAP for Homeless Assistance:
  • Contact a Family Development Specialist in your area for next steps and resources, including participating in a Coordinated Entry survey.
  • Fond du Lac: 920-922-7760
  • Oshkosh – 920-426-0150
  • Neenah - 920-725-2791
  • Berlin – 920-361-9880

Bridges Program

Providing temporary emergency financial assistance to those in need.

Eligible households may receive direct financial assistance towards eviction/ first months’ rent assistance, utility assistance, clothing & furniture vouchers,  and employment related assistance such as bus passes, gas cards, car repairs, work boot and /or professional clothing vouchers. 

ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is based on current funding and specific eligibility requirements determined by phone intake with case manager. Assistance is not guaranteed.

ADVOCAP Bridges Program
Application Process for the Bridges Program:
  • The intake process can be completed over the phone to determine eligibility.
Contact a Bridges Case Manager to get started:
  • Phone (920)426-0150

Wisconsin Help For Homeowners

Due to limited funds, applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 8, 2024 to be considered.  Please visit the Help for Homeowners page for more information.


The WI Help for Homeowners program provides assistance to homeowners who are behind on their mortgage, property taxes, insurance, utilities, and/or homeowners association fees. Financial assistance may be provided for a variety of expenses incurred directly or indirectly due to the COVID pandemic.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible homeowners must currently own and occupy the property as their primary residence,  earn less than or equal to 100% AMI, based on household size, have the ability to pay their on-going housing costs, and may be asked to participate in housing counseling services. Eligible properties are sing family homes, condominium units, 2-4 unit properties where the owner occupies one of the units as their primary residence, and manufactured homes permanently affixed and taxed as real property.

WI Help for Homeowners application process:
  • Complete the WI Help for Homeowners Application online.
  • Upload proof of income for every adult over the age of 18 in the household, invoices for each type of assistance being requested, a Borrowers Consent Sharing agreement, and a drivers license or photo ID for each adult over the age of 18.
  • Additional information may be requested as needed.
Contact the Fond du Lac office to find out how to apply for WI Help for Homeowners Services:
  • Fond du Lac: 920-922-7760
WI Help for Homeowners Application Form:
ADVOCAP Services


The Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance program is no longer accepting applications based on funding availability.  Due to the volume of pending applications, financial assistance is not guaranteed. For more information visit the WI Department of Administration website: https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/WERA.aspx