The efforts of Lakeshore CAP, the Door County Community Foundation and the United Way of Door County are helping keep residents from losing their homes. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Door County has seen fewer evictions since May 26th to now this year compared to the same time period last year. The news comes while Brown County has seen eviction filings increase by 23 percent and Fond du Lac County by nearly 50 percent. Door County Community Foundation President and CEO Bret Bicoy says they have been working hard to make sure they can address the need in the community with the program.
Bicoy fears the problem could get worse as some social safety net programs end at the close of this month and some jobs disappear with the summer and fall seasons. You can learn more about how you can contribute to the rental assistance program or apply for it here.