Dane County Collaboration of Black Service Providers


UPDATE 9/01/2021: We are no longer assisting community members with processing Tenant Resource Center's (TRC) CORE application. TRC is still distributing funds for September rent – if you are in need of Rental Assistance please visit www.tenantresourcecenter.org. Urban Triage will launch the CORE II Program in October of 2021. 

NOTE: Please come to your appointment with your own Personal Protection Equipment (masks, hand sanitizer, etc) 

UPDATE 08/06/2021 | We have made changes to our Rental Assistance pop-up schedule. At this time, all appointments are in-person, and we will no longer offer virtual assistance via zoom. In-person support will continue on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Please check our Rental Assistance Calendar to confirm the locations that we are at. We look forward to serving you! 

Documentation required to receive rental assistance is below. Please bring ALL documentation with you to in-person appointments and virtual appointments.

Documentation Required: 

Income verification,  a copy of your lease, account summary of ALL payments made to YOUR landlord AKA account ledger,  W9 form completed by your landlord, and a lease agreement signed by your landlord. 

Options for Income Verification (options 1-3)

Option 1: Current pay stubs (2-3 recent paystubs from all places of employment)

Option 2: HUD's definition of "annual income" (required documents for this option include all of the following. Please do not use this option if you cannot provide all of the 8 documents below).

  1. The full amount of income before tax and deductions (i.e. paystubs).
  2. Unemployment, disability compensation, SSI, SSDI, worker's compensation, or other monthly payments. 
  3. Social Security, annuities, retirement funds, pensions, disability, and other similar types of periodic payments. 
  4. Alimony (maintenance), child support, and foster care payments (Kinship Care) received from organizations or from people outside of the home. 
  5. Monthly income from government agencies excluding funds meant for shelter and utilities, WIC, food stamps (FoodShare), and childcare (Wisconsin Shares). 
  6. All basic pay (including overtime), special day, and allowances of a member of the Armed Forces excluding special pay for exposure to hostile fire. 
  7. The net income earned from the operation of a business, i.e., total revenue minus business operating expenses. 
  8. Monthly interest and dividend income are credited to an applicant's bank account and available for use. 

Option 3: The determination letter from the government agency that verified the applicant's household income provided that the determination for such a program was made on or after January 1, 2020.

Documents Required From YOUR Landlord:  

  1. Signed IRS Form W9 
  2. Signed lease (the entire current lease) 
  3. Rent ledger (either dating back to March 2020 or the last time there was a $0 balance on the ledger)
  4. Landlord agreement 
  5. For subsidized units only: Most recent income verification documents provided by the landlord that verified the applicant's household income provided that the determination for such a program was made on or after January 1, 2020. 
  6. Any court-ordered payment agreement and/or eviction notice**\

About Dane County Collaboration of Black Service Providers:  Dane County Collaboration of Black Service Providers is spearheaded by Urban Triage. We've come together to provide support to community members through the CORE Rental Assistance Program. We offer virtual and in-person rental assistance support to ensure complete, accurate, and information is captured to ensure CORE applications move through the acceptance process quickly with minimal setbacks. For More Information

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Dane County Collaboration of Black Service Providers Partner Organizations.

Fosters of Dane County: Will host three weekly in-person pop-up sessions at their office, located at 700 Rayovac Dr. - Suite 122, on Mondays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. If these times do not work for community members in this area, please call 608-284-8716 to schedule an alternate time to meet. 

Neighborhood Connectors: Will host weekly in-person pop-up sessions at the Public Library, located at 5726 Raymond Rd, on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

Update 1/28/21:  DCCBSP has been granted $470,000 which will be divided by 5 organizations to support Black Families in the Dane County Area who are behind on their rent and/or utilities as a result of COVID-19 and/or unemployment.  

The organizations represented in this round of funding are:

When our focus shifted, we were met with opportunities to develop coordinated services and supports through multiple partnerships and collaborations to support families efficiently and effectively. This includes a collaboration of 15 Black-led organizations, known now as Dane County Collaboration of Black Service Providers ("DCCBSP" or the "Collaboration"), which is composed of small, grassroots to mid-sized community-based organizations that have been mobilizing since early March to meet the needs of those most affected by COVID-19. 

Initially, DCCBSP was awarded $200,000 from the United Way of Dane County's COVID-19 Relief Fund. DCCBSP represents an unprecedented partnership to mobilize coordinated efforts aimed at mitigating and minimizing the health, economic, and social impacts of the current crisis on communities of color. 

The funds were divided evenly among each organization to serve individuals and families in their areas of expertise. The Collaboration will connect individuals and families directly to organizations that can best meet their needs as well as coordinate to provide wrap-around services efficiently. 

The organizations represented in the Collaboration include:

To Join the Collaboration:

Are you an organization that would like to be part of the Collaboration? We are now accepting applications for membership. If you are interested or know of any other organizations interested in becoming part of this historic movement, please complete the membership form using the link below.

DCCBSP Membership Application

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