Renters and landlords now have a single stop for questions or issues related to housing in Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center has launched the website RentHelpMKE.org and is planning to open a physical resource center in January.
The physically distanced, “trauma-informed space” will be located at 728 N. James Lovell St., “where people can meet with a partner organization and apply for a variety of rental assistance programs through computer kiosks with dedicated printers,” according to a news release.
Nine area community groups joined the effort to reduce evictions and provide educational resources to renters and landlords.
The Milwaukee RHRC is seeking additional support Tuesday for its “friend-raiser” to help generate funding to support the first three years of operating the center and other rental assistance programs.
Wells Fargo will match up to $5,000 in donations through a “challenge grant” for the campaign.
So far the center and its partner organizations have raised more than $13 million in emergency rental assistance to help nearly 7,000 clients. They’ve been working with landlords to coordinate planned moves as an eviction prevention strategy.
Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center partner organizations include:
- Community Advocates
- Hope House
- IMPACT, Inc.
- Mediate Wisconsin
- Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
- Legal Action Wisconsin
- Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin
- City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services
- Milwaukee County Housing Division
- Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin (UEDA)
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