WCDA announces Wyoming Emergency Housing Assistance Program

JACKSON, Wyo. — They Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) released the application process for the Wyoming Emergency Housing Assistance Program (WEHAP) today.

This state-run program is open to all Wyoming residents who are renters or homeowners and who have experienced a substantial loss of income due to COVID-19. The Wyoming Legislature has allocated $15 million for the program, and, like the SBA PPP loans, funds will probably go fast.

Up to $2,000 in assistance may be available per month, directly paid to your landlord or mortgage servicer. Funds may be applied to rent or mortgage payments that are due for June 2020 and the renter or homeowner may also apply for assistance with past-due payments from April/May 2020.

You can access the program application at wyocares.org or on the WCDA website. An FAQ for the program is currently available online.

“WCDA has worked diligently to get this to Wyomingites as soon as possible, and we appreciate all the suggestions they incorporated from housing advocates across Wyoming,” says Teton County Housing Director April Norton. “We are lucky to have state leaders who recognize the important role safe, stable housing plays in creating livable, thriving communities.”

For assistance completing the WEHAP application, community members may contact the WCDA at WEHAPHelps@wyomcingcda.com or 1-307-253-1089 or the Housing Department at housing@tetoncountywy.org or by calling 307-732.0867.

“We are thrilled with this program coming onboard and cannot thank the WCDA enough for the long hours they have put into this application and process,” says One22 Executive Director Sharel Lund. “Philanthropy alone cannot solve all the problems during this crisis. We need multi-faceted approaches to ensuring that our dollars are going further, and we are keeping our neighbors, friends and co-workers in their homes.”

One22 may be contacted by calling 307-739-4500 or emailing infor@one22jh.org

Posted by Stefani
Jun 4, 2020