Tenant-Landlord Law Changing Again?
ASSEMBLY VOTE THIS TUESDAY!
AB 183 has been scheduled for a vote by the full Assembly on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. It is scheduled before the Housing and Real Estate Committee for a vote at 11:00 on Thursday, room 415 Northwest. Here is the amendment that will be considered at that time.
AB183 - Preliminary Analysis
Learn how AB183 might effect your housing experience in Madison, Fitchburg, and/or Dane County here.
For statewide tenants and landlords, a more detailed account of how some of these changes can effect you can be found here.
This is an analysis of the amendment to be considered in the Assembley Housing and Real Estate Committee does.
Please note that these are subject to change so check in regularly to keep updated with your prospective laws!
The website has been updated to show the changes due to SB107 (2011 Wis. Act 108), effective 12/21/11, which were changes to Dane County, Madison and Fitchburg local laws and SB466 (2011 Wis. Act 143), effective 3/31/12, which impacted tenants state wide. Click here to find out more information about the new laws or look for purple and red changes throughout the site. Additionally, expect continued construction on the site throughout the week of April 2nd and the brochures that are linked may not be updated until Monday April 9th.
Free Housing Counseling
Tenant Resource Center (TRC) offers free housing counseling for tenants and landlords interested in learning more about their rental rights and responsibilities under Wisconsin law.
Information on state and local rental laws and regulations and lease screening services are available at TRC. We can also refer clients to other agencies when appropriate to assist them with their needs. Please see the links on the left for more information on a variety of topics. Call or visit any TRC office for individual assistance, on a walk-in basis, no appointment necessary.
MADISON -- MAIN OFFICE
Walk-In: 1202 Williamson Street, Suite 102, Madison, WI 53703
Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Rental Rights Phone: (608) 257-0006
En Español: (608) 237-8913
Fax: (608) 286-0804
EN ESPAÑOL: El Centro de Recursos para Inquilinos atiende consultas telefónicas y consultas personales en inglés y en español, sin necesidad de cita previa, de lunes a viernes de 9:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m. en el # 1202 Williamson St, oficina 102 en Madison, teléfono 608-237-8913.
MADISON -- UW CAMPUS OFFICE
Walk-In: Student Activity Center, 3rd floor, Cubby #1, 333 East Campus Mall
Summer 2013 Hours:
Monday & Thursday: 12PM - 5PM
Phone: (608) 561-3727
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Housing Help Desk
Located in the Dane County Job Center on the North side of Madison, the TRC Housing Help Desk provides tenants, landlords and social service agency staff with information, referrals and applications for low-cost housing, subsidized housing, transitional housing and emergency shelter services. The Help Desk can also make referrals to useful community resources including limited financial assistance for eviction prevention, security deposits and utilities.
Walk-In: 1819 Aberg Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
Hours: 10:00 AM - 2:00, Monday - Friday
Phone: (608) 242-7406
NOTE: Hours were reduced to 10am-2pm, Monday - Friday as of December 1st, 2011.
Do you object to these hours being reduced? Please donate here, or contact the Dane County Board of Supervisors and let them know how you feel.
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The Housing Mediation Service serves tenants, landlords, roommates and neighbors with rental housing related disputes. Mediation services are free at small claims court for eviction cases. A small fee is charged if there is not a pending eviction.
To access the Housing Mediation Service, call the intake line at: (608) 257-2799
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The Tenant Resource Center is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to promoting positive relations between rental housing consumers and providers 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.