Urban Triage is seeking volunteers in Dane County. Training starts the week of Sept. 27th.

On September 22, 2021, Urban Triage will begin processing rental support applications submitted to Tenant Resource Center before their database shut down to transfer application information to our database. Our website, application form, call center, and online chat will be available to all residents outside the City of Madison as of October 1, 2021. Here's where you step in; we need your help. Your help is required to provide a quick turnaround time for applications.

Due to the high number of applications, the first Core program had a processing time of up to 3 months at one point.

We're committed to processing every completed application within 5 to 10 business days, and we can't do it without you.

Even before the pandemic, Black families and lower-income households were already more likely to be cost-burdened and face housing instability. Moreover, compared to all non-Hispanic white renters, non-white renters and people with low-wage jobs are more likely to have lost their employment or experienced substantial cuts in wages during the pandemic. As a result, they are more likely to struggle to pay rent.

In light of these disparities – and the structural racism and systemic barriers to opportunity that have created them – it is essential that rental assistance programs be designed to address and close racial equity gaps in access to stable and affordable housing. Urban Triage has achieved just that and the program that we've developed places a particular focus on the humanity of everyone in our community.

Join us in serving the families and children that are most vulnerable, volunteer to review applications to ensure quick turnaround time.

Training to become an application reviewer will be held the week of September the 27th. We'll send out a doodle to do our best to accommodate everyone's schedule. If you're interested in supporting this historical work, please click below to complete the short form.

https://form-usa.keela.co/volunteer-rental-support-sign-up-form

Action Alert sent to WNPJ by member group, Families for Justice Dane County -  ffjdane@gmail.com