without penalty with proof of income loss due to COVID-19
If you unable to pay rent on time for April.
- Provide a detailed letter of current circumstances. Please include what your plan is to Pay rent for the missed due date, when you are able to pay and re-pay plan.
- Proof of job loss due to COVID-19. Can be a letter or statement from your employer or Health care professional.
- Proof of application to community resources such as FMLA or Unemployment
If there are multiple tenants in same household affected, each tenant will need to supply the above information. ***If only 1 tenant of multiple are affected this will only affect the affected persons rent.
Our tenants and potential tenants health and safety are vital to us at Berkshire Hathaway.
We understand that at this time many people need some sort of assistance
and are not certain where to turn for help.
We have compiled a small list of resources for those in need.
The IRS will start sending out paper stimulus checks by the end of April.
IMPACT 211 PROGRAM
- Text your zip code to: 897211
- 2-1-1 Wisconsin – Resource Directory https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/
- 2-1-1 Wisconsin – COVID-19 Information https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/coronavirus
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources https://www.impactinc.org/covid-19-resources/
APPLYING FOR JOBS, UNEMPLOYMENT AND RESOURCES
MILWAUKEE COUNTY RESOURCES
- The Milwaukee County Department on Aging is offering home delivery and some meal pick up options. https://county.
milwaukee.gov/files/county/ department-on-aging/PDF/ MCDACOVID19Updates031920.pdf
- Milwaukee residents older than age 60 who meet certain income requirements can get a free box of healthy food from the Hunger Task Force. https://www.hungertaskforce.
- The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee are providing three meals a day for kids under age 18. Follow the link for a map of participating locations. https://www.
- The Hunger Task Force’s mobile produce market will still be serving seniors in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties. https://www.
- Apply for state unemployment benefits here. The state also has an FAQ about applying for unemployment during the COVID-19 outbreak. https://dwd.
- The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has compiled a list of COVID-19-safe outdoor and indoor activities to stay active, including over 350 virtual workouts, tips for social distancing with kids and online yoga classes. https://www.birkie.com/
- Federal Stimulus Check: Individuals can receive $1,200 and married couples $2,400 Parents can receive an additional $500 per child under 17. You MUST file your taxes to receive a stimulus check, even if you did not have income or if you may owe taxes. Taxes are easy to file online TaxACT • H & R Block or Tax Slayer
Apply for Emergency Assistance Help for low-income parents to pay for emergency housing or utility-related expense. Apply for Emergency Assistance Online (414) 389-6000 UMOS 2701 S Chase, Milwaukee, WI 53207
We Energies will not be charging late fees or disconnecting services.
Energy Assistance Currently once each heating season, Oct 2019-May 2020; Applications over the phone (414) 270-4653, or schedule on-line. It takes about an hour to sign up. Eligible applicants receive a $200-$900 credit on their WE Energies bill Apply for Energy Assistance
Emergency Food Hunger Task Force has on-line map of up-to-date, reliable food sources in the community Hunger Task Force For information by telephone dial 211. MPS is providing Free Meals for Students. The Milwaukee County Department on Aging provides home delivery and meal pick up options. Wisconsin – FoodShare Information on how to sign up.
- Unemployment Benefits If you have been laid off or have reduced hours due to COVID19, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Apply by phone (414) 435-7069 or online at Apply for Wisconsin Unemployment Once you apply you will have to file a weekly claim until you return to full employment.