Emergency Assistance for the Homeless
Emergency Assistance (EA) is designed to meet the immediate needs of eligible persons facing a current emergency. The emergency must be due to fire, flood, natural disaster, energy crisis, homelessness or impending homelessness.
EA is intended to avoid destitution of a child and provide living arrangements for the child in a home. EA is not linked to the receipt of any other public assistance.
For homelessness and impending homelessness, EA may be used to pay for obtaining or retaining permanent housing accommodations. It can be used to pay for temporary shelter in cases of fire, flood or natural disaster, but cannot be used to pay for temporary shelter for homelessness and impending homelessness. If there are additional needs beyond obtaining or retaining housing for homelessness and impending homelessness, EA can pay for those as well.
You may apply for this program at:
- Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency (RKCAA)
- Phone: (262) 637-8377
- Address: 2113 N Wisconsin St., Racine, WI 53402
Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization
The Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization, Inc. (HALO) is a 120 bed emergency shelter located at 2000 DeKoven Avenue in Racine, WI. HALO meets emergency shelter needs for all men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness, coordinates supportive services that help homeless adults become self-sufficient, provides community leadership to prevent chronic homelessness and ensures children get positive support through stable living and learning environments. HALO also leases 20 independent apartments in Racine for families transitioning from homelessness to independence.
Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization, Inc.
2000 De Koven Avenue Unit 1
Racine, WI 53403