CORE Program


Dane CORE 2.0 Application Portal now open!




Who do I contact with questions now that the new application portal is open?

For Dane County residents outside of the City of Madison, contact Urban Triage - 608-299-4128

For City of Madison residents, contact Community Action Coalition - 608-237-1255

For Dane County residents with an Eviction Court date, contact Tenant Resource Center - 608-257-0006 x7

About Dane CORE 

Dane CORE is a partnership between Dane County, the City of Madison, Urban Triage, Tenant Resource Center, Community Action Coalition and other community partners. The goal of the partnership is to assist eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance with funding to ensure those bills can be paid.

Are you behind on your rent because of the pandemic, either directly or indirectly?

You are not alone. Many people are experiencing financial hardship right now.

Rental assistance is available to households meeting all the following criteria:

  • You or someone in your household owes 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, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship during the period of the COVID-19 public health emergency which remains ongoing.
  • You are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, including owing past rent.
  • Your household income at or below 80 percent of their county’s median income.


What is the Tenant Resource Center?

The Tenant Resource Center is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to promoting positive relations between rental housing consumers (tenants) and providers (landlords) throughout Wisconsin. By providing information and referrals, education about rental rights and responsibilities, and access to conflict resolution, we empower the community to obtain and maintain quality affordable housing.