Housing Navigation Services

Housing Solutions for Every Journey

Housing Resource Lists

Urban Triage is excited to roll out our Housing Resource List, which replaces the prior Vacancy List offered by Catholic Charities. The List is not all-inclusive; it is a resource for searching for housing options. Please print the PDFs below or use our online search option, which is located here. 

Many apartments recorded on our Housing Resource List are within the Fair Market Rates (FMR) for Dane County, WI. HUD established these rates to identify affordable housing options. 

Please note that Urban Triage and our Housing Navigation Specialists are not responsible for the conditions, terms of leases, or quality of management services of the housing units listed. You are responsible for inspecting and obtaining information about the housing and management services you are interested in. Please be aware that most units listed here are advertisements from the Internet and other online sources.

Below are the housing resources by bedroom:

0-1 Bedrooms

2-3 Bedrooms

4+ Bedrooms

Housing Navigation Specialists 

Urban Triage's Housing Navigation Specialists are responsible for leading our Housing Navigation Services at the Beacon Day Shelter. In collaboration with Dane County, we strive to offer compassionate, caring, and culturally sensitive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, which HUD defines as residing on the streets, in their cars, or a shelter.

Our main focus is on individual needs, and we prioritize individuals with severe service requirements for the most intensive interventions. We believe that the first step towards helping an unhoused individual is providing them with stable housing. We can address other issues once they have a roof over their heads.

One-on-one Housing Navigation services are only available to unhoused individuals (i.e., those in shelters or outdoors) who are not currently enrolled in any other case management or outreach program providing navigation services.

To contact the Housing Navigation Specialists, email them at housingnavigation@urbantriage.org, call them at (608) 299-4128, or visit the Beacon during the walk-in hours listed below. FYI, to enter the Beacon Day Shelter where our Housing Specialists are housed, you must register with the Beacon, and children are not allowed there. 

Service Locations

The Beacon

615 E Washington Avenue
Madison, WI  53713

Walk-In Hours:  Monday through Wednesday from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Directions to The Beacon

Urban Triage Offices

Housing Navigation Services are available at both locations below by appointment only.  

147 S Butler Street Madison, WI  53703

or 2312 S Park St., Madison, WI 53713

Directions to Urban Triage Downtown Office

Services Provided

Housing Navigation staff focus on the following services:

  • Identify barriers to housing and help community members develop a progress plan to overcome their barriers.
  • Assist with housing applications. 
  • Guide individuals and families with subsidized housing applications and opportunities.
  • Help make connections to transitional housing programs, if needed.
  • Quick Move-In Funds, if applicable and eligible

In-person housing navigation services will be available only to individuals experiencing homelessness and not enrolled in any other program. This includes those using shelter or living outside. Additionally, there is funding available called Quick Move-In Funds for those using the shelter or living on the streets. This funding covers arrears, security deposits, and/or the first month's rent, up to a maximum of $3,000 per individual.

For assistance with eviction prevention, please refer to https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/homelesspreventionservices. If you're in eviction proceedings and need help, don't hesitate to contact the Tenant Resource Center at https://eddp.tenantresourcecenter.org/.

Quick Move-In Funds

The QMIF can help with arrears, security deposits, and/or the first month's rent. Several documents are required to complete the application process—a soft reminder you must be homeless at the time of the application to qualify. Applications are only available in person. The maximum amount that can be provided per individual is $3,000. To apply for QMIF, contact our Housing Navigation Specialist during the hours above or email them to schedule an appointment. Processing time is approximately 7-10 business days from receiving all required documents.

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