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Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity was recently awarded a grant from the St. Croix Valley Foundation. The organization intends to use these funds to provide mortgage and rental assistance to residents in their service area.

The funds for this one time emergency rental assistance program are limited to residents of Burnett, Polk, Rusk or Washburn counties. Eligible applicants will need to have been directly affected by COVID-19 through a reduction in work hours or loss of employment.

Applications are currently being accepted. All application checklist documents will be required for an application process to begin. Assistance is capped at $1,000 per application and will be paid directly to the mortgage lender/bank or landlord.

To learn more about the program and the documents needed, as well as to download an application, visit the Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity website: and click the “Housing Help” banner at the top of the page, and then the “Mortgage & Rent Help” tab.

About Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity

Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in Burnett, Polk, Rusk and Washburn Counties in northwestern Wisconsin. WRHFH provides housing assistance by constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes for income qualified individuals and families. Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity has constructed over 47 homes since its formation in 1997 and has completed over 400 projects through its home repair and painting program. To donate funds, building materials or to volunteer, visit

About Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity ReStores

The St. Croix Falls and Spooner ReStores sell new and gently-used home improvement goods, furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds are used by our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate to help build and renovate homes in Burnett, Polk, Rusk, and Washburn Counties. There are currently 22 ReStores in Wisconsin, and nearly 850 throughout the US and Canada. To donate, shop or volunteer, visit (715) 483-2700 x11

Last Update: Nov 16, 2020 9:35 am CST

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