Alder Yannette Figueroa Cole
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Figueroa Cole’s Updates
MEETING AND EVENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 5, 2022
Have a safe and fun long weekend. Driving under the influence is a choice not a mistake! Before you leave home to party with friends and family, have a plan. Leaving the car behind, using public transportation or getting a ride can safe lives. Consider meeting at a location that participates in the Safe Drive program.
In September 2015, two sisters who I saw grew up as part of my family were killed by the choices made by one individual. My life and the lives of everyone that new Alexis and Brittany were forever changed. Please make a plan!!
Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of September 5, 2022
Administrative offices are closed on Monday, September 5, for Labor Day. Emergency services will be open; please call 911. You may use Report a Problem for non-emergencies.
Bus service reduced on Labor Day: Metro buses will follow holiday schedules on Monday, September 5, due to Labor Day. Find out which routes are affected here. In addition, all standing paratransit rides will be canceled on Monday, September 5. Paratransit passengers must schedule casual rides to travel on this date. Rides are eligible according to Holiday schedules . Metro's customer service center will be open from 8am until 4:30p. Metro's administration office will be closed for the holiday. For more information, contact the Metro customer service center at (608) 266-4466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trash, recycling and large item collection: If your trash and recycling is collected on Mondays, you should place your scheduled cart(s) to the curb for collection by 6:30am on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Only residents that have a Monday collection day will experience a delay in refuse and recycling pickup services. If you have a Tuesday collection of trash and recycling by the Streets Division, you should also place your scheduled cart(s) out for emptying by 6:30am on September 6.
Due to the holiday, large item collection will begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 for residents who submitted work orders to set out items on Sunday, September 4, 2022. As a reminder, all large item collections must be scheduled in advance by submitted a work order. And you should set the items out on the date you selected in the work order – not earlier. Crews do not provide early pickup. Create your large item work order.
During the early days of the pandemic, Dane County and the City of Madison sought these federal funds to assist those in our community struggling to pay rent. While Dane CORE partners have distributed a tremendous amount of federal assistance, many in our community continue to struggle to meet their basic needs.
At this time, the federal funds available to Dane CORE 2.0 are nearly depleted. The County and City have already requested additional funding from the federal government through the U.S. Department of Treasury and are working with our federal Congressional delegation to advocate for additional funds. We are hopeful that more funding will be provided, but we don't yet know when that decision will be made or how much funding might be offered.
Many households already have requests for assistance pending. To better ensure funds are available to pay existing eligible claims, we have decided to close the Dane CORE 2.0 application portal as of 12:00 AM on September 15, 2022. The Dane CORE 2.0 program partners will continue to process applications received prior to the portal closure at 12:00 AM on September 15.
Applications will be processed under existing program criteria, in the order in which they are received, until remaining funds are gone. To learn about program eligibility and apply for Dane CORE 2.0, please visit www.danecore.org.
If new federal funding is provided, important changes will be made regarding its use if applications are re-opened after September 15.
First, program benefits will be reserved only for those households facing the harshest of economic hardships. This was the approach adopted when the federal emergency rental assistance program was first introduced in 2021.
Additional guidelines after September 15 include:
In addition to providing direct rent support for high needs households, the City and County also funds services through the Eviction Diversion and Defense Partnership. The Program provides legal representation to renters who face eviction actions, mediates disputes between tenants and landlords,and helps address other potential threats to housing stability. Services through the Eviction Diversion and Defense Partnership are currently available at no cost to eligible households, and they will continue after the Dane CORE application portal closes on September 15.
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