Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency, Inc.
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program
City of Racine
The purpose of the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA) is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of HOME funding and other resources to enable households eligible to receive assistance under this program to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency.
The objective of the TBRA Program is to assist at least twenty households, with the possibility to assist up to twenty to thirty. Assistance to the household will include providing a monthly rent subsidy and the execution of successful case management services.
The TBRA Program will link households to high-quality, comprehensive supportive services including housing counseling, comprehensive case management, financial education, asset building, high school or post-secondary education, job skills and training and other forms of social service assistance necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.
Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) is a Rapid Re-Housing Initiative serving people who are homeless, either living on the street or in an emergency shelter with the goal of quickly moving each client into permanent, supportive or independent housing. RKCAA partners with Shalom Center, Women and Children’s Horizons and Prevention Services Network to identify families who may qualify for the program, and ensure that case management services continue after the financial assistance.
Kenosha and Racine
Emergency Solutions/Transitional Shelter Grant Program/Homeless Prevention(ETH) is a homeless prevention, rapid re-housing and case management initiative, currently serving people in need of security deposit assistance and utility deposit assistance. The only clients eligible for either type of assistance are those that are in shelter or have a referral from a street outreach worker. The maximum amount available to clients for security deposit assistance is $450 for a one bedroom or $650 for 2 or more bedrooms. The maximum amount available for utility deposit assistance is $600. The utility deposit assistance can only be received once a client has secured permanent housing and it has been verified by We Energies that a deposit is required in order to establish service at the new unit.