Dane CORE 2.0
The new CORE 2.0 application portal is LIVE as of September 2021! Dane CORE has transitioned to Dane CORE 2.0, the new rental assistance program for Dane County residents. This transition is a partnership between Dane County, the City of Madison, Urban Triage, Tenant Resource Center, Community Action Coalition, and other community partners to assist eligible households in need with funding to ensure they can pay their rent and utilities.
The Dane CORE 2.0 program's rental assistance can be applied for by either the primary lease-holder tenant, or the landlord on behalf of the tenant, and is available to households meeting all of the following criteria:
- You, or someone in your household, owe rent to your current or former landlord or know for certain you won't be able to pay your rent next month.
- You experienced financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic, either directly or indirectly. This includes receiving unemployment or having a significant reduction in income, incurring significant costs, or experiencing financial hardship during the ongoing period of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
- You are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, including owing past rent.
- Your household income is at or below 80% of your county's median income.
Applications will be handled by different organizations depending on your location/status. If you have any questions about the Dane CORE 2.0 program, or would like to speak to someone about applying or your application status, please call the relevant number:
If you are a Dane County resident with an Eviction Court date, call the Tenant Resource Center (608-257-0006 x7).
If you are a City of Madison resident, call the Community Action Coalition (608-237-1255).
If you are a Dane County resident outside of the City of Madison, contact Urban Triage (608-520-0741).