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28 Ways to Get Wyoming Rent Assistance

28 Ways to Get Wyoming Rent Assistance

We’ve found Wyoming rent assistance programs! These programs provide powerful rent relief in Cheyenne, Casper, Jackson and elsewhere around the state.

Most of the programs that assist with rent in Wyoming are local and only serve specific zip codes, cities or counties. However, there are a few programs that assist renters around the entire state.

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Statewide Wyoming Rent Assistance Programs

There are several programs that offer programs across the entire state.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is Wyoming’s COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. The program is designed to help renters who were impacted by COVID-19.

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The state of Wyoming has received over $352 million in funding for this program and they expect that there is more than enough there to meet the needs of everyone who qualifies.

It can take up to four weeks for applications to be processed, so apply right away if you are eligible and need Wyoming rent assistance.

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What does ERAP cover?

If you are eligible for ERAP, you can receive funds to assist with unpaid rent, future rent, internet and/or utility payments. All payments must be for services received on or after March 13, 2020.

Each household can receive up to 18 months of assistance.

Who qualifies for ERAP?

In order to be eligible for ERAP, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a Wyoming resident.
  • You must meet income eligibility requirements.
  • You must be struggling to pay rent, internet and/or utility payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How do I apply for ERAP?

Applications for this program are open now. The funding will be available for impacted households until 2025.

It appears that you can apply online or by contacting the organization in charge of administering the program in your area. Each county is served by a specific organization, as listed below:

  • Albany County is served by Downtown Clinic Family Promise of Albany County or Laramie Interfaith.
  • Big Horn County is served by CARES.
  • Campbell County is served by Council of Community Services
  • Carbon County is served by WyoHelp.
  • Converse County is served by Converse County Community Services Block Grant.
  • Crook County is served by WyoHelp.
  • Fremont County is served by First Stop Help Center.
  • Goshen County is served by WyoHelp.
  • Hot Springs County is served by The Help Center.
  • Johnson County is served by Johnson County Family Crisis Center.
  • Laramie County is served by Community Action of Laramie County Inc.
  • Lincoln County is served by the Department of Family Services.
  • Natrona County is served by the Community Action Partnership.
  • Niobrara County is served by WyoHelp.
  • Park County is served by Hope Lutheran Church.
  • Platte County is served by Project SAFE Inc.
  • Sheridan County is served by Sheridan County.
  • Sublette County is served by SAFV Task Force.
  • Sweetwater County is served by Sweetwater Family Resource Center.
  • Teton County is served by One22 Resource Center.
  • Uinta County is served by Evanston Child Development Center.
  • Washakie County is served by WyoHelp.
  • Weston County is served by WyoHelp.

EXTRA BENEFITS MAY BE AVAILABLE!

If you are a senior or disabled individual, you may be able to receive extra benefits through Housing Stability Services (ERAP-HSS) as well.

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This program provides additional grants for the following purposes:

  • Home modifications
  • Trailer and Mobile Home repairs
  • Homemaking services
  • Skilled nursing services
  • Non-medical transportation
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)
  • Information technology hardware
  • Independent living skills
  • Hoarding services

You must be approved for ERAP before submitting an application for this additional program. You will need your ERAP Application ID before starting your application for ERAP-HSS. Once you have successfully applied for ERAP and have that ID, you can apply for ERAP-HSS here.

Volunteers of America, Northern Rockies

Volunteers of America, Northern Rockies provides assistance with homeless services, low income senior housing, veterans services and more. This organization has locations in Casper, Cheyenne, Riverton and Sheridan.

This organization is Wyoming’s only SSVF partner. The SSVF program is funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and intended to support low income veterans and their families that are currently in or transitioning into permanent housing. It strives to prevent homelessness in veteran families and provides rapid rehousing programs to those that do become homeless.

SSVF partner agencies may provide health care services, personal finance services, transportation services, child care services, legal services, housing counseling and more. They may also provide time-limited payments to landlords, moving companies and others if that helps veterans get or maintain stable housing.

Volunteers of America, Northern Rockies may provide other Wyoming rent assistance as well.

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Salvation Army

There are many Salvation Army chapters across the state that may offer assistance with rent and other emergency needs. Each chapter apparently sets their own rules and eligibility requirements, but it is worth inquiring with your local organization if you need help.

Jason’s Friends Foundation

Jason’s Friends Foundation offers financial assistance to Wyoming families affected by childhood cancer. If you have a child in your household who is age 20 or younger that has been diagnosed with cancer, brain tumor or a spinal cord tumor, then your household may be eligible for assistance.

They provide non-medical financial assistance with rent, mortgages, utilities, car payments or phone bills. They also assist with travel-related expenses, such as food, lodging, meals, groceries or airfare.

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers are available in Wyoming. Although this program can help with your housing expenses, it is more of a preventative program than an emergency Wyoming rent assistance program.

What does Section 8 cover?

Section 8 vouchers cover a portion of your rent. You will pay certain portion of your income toward your rent, and the Public Housing Authority (PHA) that issues your voucher will pay the remainder up to the limits set by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The amount paid by the PHA is given directly to your landlord every month.

Who qualifies for Section 8?

In order to be eligible for Section 8 in Wyoming, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a US citizen or have an eligible immigration status.
  • You must have an income that does not exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which you live. Please note that priority is given to households that receive an income 30% or less of the area median income.

Your local Public Housing Authority may have additional rules or guidance.

How do I apply for Section 8 in Wyoming?

In order to apply for Section 8 vouchers in Wyoming, you’ll need to reach out to your local Public Housing Authority (PHA). You can find a list of PHAs on the HUD website.

During the application process, you will likely be asked to provide information on family income, assets and composition. This information will be verified and used to determine your eligibility and the amount of Wyoming rent assistance that you will receive.

Local Wyoming Rent Assistance Programs

It is very common for local organizations and charities to assist with bills and expenses like rent. We have located a few agencies that appear to offer Wyoming rent assistance to people who live in certain states or areas.

Albany County

Family Promise of Albany County

Family Promise of Albany County can help with rent relief, utility costs, transportation costs, childcare services, and more.

Laramie Interfaith

Laramie Interfaith offers rental assistance, utility assistance and emergency shelter. They also offer holiday meals, assistance with food and more.

Campbell County

Council of Community Services (Gillette)

The Council of Community Services may offer some emergency rent assistance. They also offer assistance with food and other needs.

Youth Emergency Services Inc.

Young people under the age of 25 who are behind on rent may be able to receive assistance with rent from Youth Emergency Services (YES). In order to be eligible, you must be renting and be behind on rent. You must meet other requirements as well. In some cases, the agency may be able to assist with rental application fees and moving costs as well.

Wright Community Action

Wright Community Action serves southern Campbell County with many different programs. They can assist with rent, utility bills and temporary lodging. They can also assist with medical, dental, prescription costs, Christmas gifts and food, Thanksgiving baskets, and donated items from the community closet.

Carbon County

Rawlins Co-Operative Parish

It appears that Rawlins Cooperative Parish may offer partial rent assistance, as well as help with utilities and medications. According to the United Way resource directory, the maximum contribution is $250 per household per year.

WyoHELP

WyoHELP offers Wyoming rent assistance, as well as many other incredible supportive services. According to their website, they can also help with auto repair services, tire purchases, oil changes, vehicle registration and insurance, health care expenses, dental services, funeral payments and more!

Converse County

Converse County Community Services Block Grant

The Converse County CSBG appears to assist with rent, as well as other things like medical, dental, food, vision, employment, work clothing, child care and more. You must meet income limits and other requirements in order to be served.

Crook County

WyoHELP

WyoHELP offers Wyoming rent assistance, as well as many other incredible supportive services. According to their website, they can also help with auto repair services, tire purchases, oil changes, vehicle registration and insurance, health care expenses, dental services, funeral payments and more!

Youth Emergency Services Inc.

Young people under the age of 25 who are behind on rent may be able to receive assistance with rent from Youth Emergency Services (YES). In order to be eligible, you must be renting and be behind on rent. You must meet other requirements as well. In some cases, the agency may be able to assist with rental application fees and moving costs as well.

Fremont County

First Stop Help Center (Lander)

The First Stop Help Center may offer some form of Wyoming rent assistance. They definitely offer assistance with food, early childhood education and other needs. However, a variety of housing services were also mentioned on their website.

St. James Episcopal Church (Riverton)

Some sources claim that St. James Episcopal Church offers assistance with rent, utilities and more. However, I have not been able to confirm this.

Goshen County

WyoHELP

WyoHELP offers Wyoming rent assistance, as well as many other incredible supportive services. According to their website, they can also help with auto repair services, tire purchases, oil changes, vehicle registration and insurance, health care expenses, dental services, funeral payments and more!

Johnson County

Youth Emergency Services Inc.

Young people under the age of 25 who are behind on rent may be able to receive assistance with rent from Youth Emergency Services (YES). In order to be eligible, you must be renting and be behind on rent. You must meet other requirements as well. In some cases, the agency may be able to assist with rental application fees and moving costs as well.

Laramie County

Community Action of Laramie County

Community Action of Laramie County may offer rent assistance and mortgage assistance to those who qualify. They may also offer assistance with utilities or rent, as well.

Lincoln County

High Country Behavioral Health

It appears that High Country Behavioral Health may receive block grants to assist with rent and housing expenses in Sublette and Lincoln Counties. These funds may be available to those who earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level and it looks like funds can be used for Wyoming rent assistance, emergency medical and vision expenses, dental assistance or minor auto repair.

If you apply, you will be expected to show a current Wyoming drive’s license, Social Security card, last 30 days of pay stubs as well as other documentation.

Natrona County

Community Action of Natrona County

According to their Facebook page, Community Action of Natrona County provides rent assistance, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, emergency lodging and other critical services to low income people in Natrona County. They also provide services not related to housing, including assistance with food, transportation, hygiene, employment and more.

Interfaith of Natrona County

Interfaith of Natrona County assists low income people with many things, including help with clothing, laundry, furniture, household items, diapers, blankets, work boots, gasoline, prescriptions and more. They also provide Wyoming rent assistance and utility assistance when the funds are available, but that is not always available and depends on the donations and grants they have received.

Salvation Army Hope Center

The Salvation Army Hope Center in Casper offers some social services assistance. They may offer rent assistance, as well as laundry vouchers, toiletries, food and more.

Niobrara County

WyoHELP

WyoHELP offers Wyoming rent assistance, as well as many other incredible supportive services. According to their website, they can also help with auto repair services, tire purchases, oil changes, vehicle registration and insurance, health care expenses, dental services, funeral payments and more!

Platte County

Platte County Ministry Co-Op

This organization may offer emergency assistance, which includes help with food, housing, utilities, rent, gasoline and shelter. This organization is offered at the Co-Op, which according to the United Way directory is located in the Wheatland Police Department.

Platte County Salvation Army

The Platte County Salvation Army may offer assistance with rent, utilities and more. The Platte County location only serves Platte County residents, transients and stranded travelers.

Project SAFE Inc.

Project SAFE helps victims of domestic violence, trafficking and abuse regain their stability and independence. They are included in several lists of agencies providing Wyoming rent assistance although I was unable to confirm the details. You may be able to receive financial assistance from this organization if you can provide proof of residency, income, identity and hardship.

Sheridan County

Youth Emergency Services Inc.

Young people under the age of 25 who are behind on rent may be able to receive assistance with rent from Youth Emergency Services (YES). In order to be eligible, you must be renting and be behind on rent. You must meet other requirements as well. In some cases, the agency may be able to assist with rental application fees and moving costs as well.

Sublette County

High Country Behavioral Health

It appears that High Country Behavioral Health may receive block grants to assist with rent and housing expenses in Sublette and Lincoln Counties. These funds may be available to those who earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level and it looks like funds can be used for Wyoming rent assistance, emergency medical and vision expenses, dental assistance or minor auto repair.

If you apply, you will be expected to show a current Wyoming drive’s license, Social Security card, last 30 days of pay stubs as well as other documentation.

Sweetwater County

Sweetwater Family Resource Center

The Sweetwater Family Resource Center may provide financial assistance for housing expenses. They offer past due Wyoming rent assistance, as well as deposit assistance, help with past-due utilities, and motel assistance for homeless individuals.

In order to receive assistance, you must meet program requirements. The majority of their programs appear to be limited to those who are homeless, at risk of experiencing homelessness or who have inadequate housing situations.

Teton County

One22 Resource Center

If you live or work in Teton County, you may be able to get assistance from One22 Resource Center. This organization offers rent assistance and can also help with the first, last and deposit required for move-in. They can also offer child care assistance in some circumstances.

Uinta County

Human Services Department

The Uinta County Human Services Department may have funds available for emergency rental assistance. It appears that funding is limited to $600 per household for rent or $500 per household for utilities.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Uinta County may provide assistance with rent. According to the United Way resource directory, the Salvation Army provides assistance of up to $150 per household per year. These funds may be available to assist with utilities, rent, food, fuel, auto repair, lodging or medications.

Washakie County

WyoHELP

WyoHELP offers Wyoming rent assistance, as well as many other incredible supportive services. According to their website, they can also help with auto repair services, tire purchases, oil changes, vehicle registration and insurance, health care expenses, dental services, funeral payments and more!

Weston County

WyoHELP

WyoHELP offers Wyoming rent assistance, as well as many other incredible supportive services. According to their website, they can also help with auto repair services, tire purchases, oil changes, vehicle registration and insurance, health care expenses, dental services, funeral payments and more!

Youth Emergency Services Inc.

Young people under the age of 25 who are behind on rent may be able to receive assistance with rent from Youth Emergency Services (YES). In order to be eligible, you must be renting and be behind on rent. You must meet other requirements as well. In some cases, the agency may be able to assist with rental application fees and moving costs as well.

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