Other Assistance Resources

Fuel Assistance, Home Weatherization, Low Income Energy Assistance, and Energy Crisis Assistance

  • Information and eligibility requirements can be obtained by contacting WestCAP at 1-800-606-9227, or visiting  http://westcap.org
  • If you have a no-heat emergency, please call (715) 598-4750

Housing Assistance - (Please note that Pepin County Government Center is not affiliated with and does not own or manage any rental properties. Therefore, rental or application requirements are not determined by Pepin County)
Bear Creek Apartments (Tri City) - Located at 170 & 172 Country Lane, Durand WI  54736
Section 8 housing, and income based. Managed by ACC Management Group, 715-619-1617


Food, Clothing & Household Items

  • Durand Food Pantry -  Wednesdays 9-12; Thurs 1-4pm, 114 E Main Street, Durand
  • Pepin Food Pantry - Wed 4-5pm,  Eastside Apartments 701 Dunn Street, Pepin
  • Mobile Food Pantry - 2nd Thurs 4-5:30pm, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Durand (bring your own boxes & bags)
  • St. Vincent De Paul - 825 E Prospect Street, Durand  715-672-8975 or HelpLine at 715-672-8617


Internet Service Assistance
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. 

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. For more details, and to see if your service provider participates in this program, visit Affordable Connectivity Program 

*Our local NTec provider does participate in ACP*


Zero Interest Home Repair Loans
Community Development Block Grant funds are available to help make repairs to homes. The CDBG Home Repair Program, administered by Chippewa County Housing Authority, offers loans at no interest to income eligible homeowners for necessary repairs. Income limits vary by County (see below). Loans are available for properties located in the West Central Wisconsin Housing Region which includes: Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties. 

There is no interest on the loan and there are no monthly payments.  The homeowner/estate pays back only what they borrowed when they no longer occupy the home as their primary place of residence (sell or move out of the home).  The loans are available for necessary home repairs including, but not limited to: replacing siding, windows, doors, furnaces water/sewer laterals from the curb to the house, replacing septic systems and wells, upgrading plumbing, heating and electric systems, installing insulation, repairing foundations, and making a home accessible for a member who has a disability.  Funds cannot be used for general remodeling such as updating decor.  The loan must be approved prior to the work being started; we cannot reimburse a family for work already completed.  Repairs to mobile homes are eligible if the owner also owns the land beneath the mobile home.  Mobile homes in mobile home parks are not eligible.


 To apply for the program, visit the Chippewa County Housing Authority website at chippewacountywi.gov/community/housing-authority/home-repair or contact:

Buffalo, Eau Claire, Pepin Counties: 
Glenda Enger, Eau Claire County Housing Authority


Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix Counties:
Laura Rushmann, Chippewa County Housing Authority



Income limits by County:

 Household size

Barron, Buffalo,

Clark & Polk

 Chippewa &

Eau Claire



 Pierce &  St. Croix