Since the May 27 expiration of Governor Evers’ state-wide eviction ban, eviction filings have risen over 42% in Milwaukee County. This statistic is unnerving for renters and landlords, alike.

Luckily, there are numerous resources in Milwaukee available to renters to help assist with a variety of housing and eviction-related situations. Explore them below!

Legal Action Eviction Defense Project

Legal Action Eviction Defense Project is a free legal aid for low-income tenants who are facing eviction, including: brief legal advice, settlement assistance, document drafting, and limited scope in-court representation.

To contact: (414) 278-7722

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Fair Housing Wisconsin

Fair Housing Wisconsin is a non-profit that provides service to tenants who think they may have experienced discrimination in the housing market. Offered services include: case intake and counseling, investigative services, attorney referrals, outreach and education, professional support to government agencies, and fair lending and inclusive communities programs.

To contact: (414) 278-1240

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Community Advocates

Community Advocates is a corporation that is committed to ensuring that low-income families and individuals in Milwaukee are able to meet their basic needs. Their services include: helping tenants successfully take care of complaints, make repairs, work out payment plans for rent and security deposits, and prevent eviction.

To contact: (414) 449-4777.
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Mediate Wisconsin

Mediate Milwaukee is an organization that offers free mediation services between tenants and landlords to help navigate mortgage foreclosure, eviction, and landlord-tenant disputes. These services help both parties save time, save money, avoid court, and decide their own solution.

To contact: (414) 939-8800.

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Legal Aid

Legal Aid helps Milwaukee County tenants in disputes with current or former landlords over eviction, security deposits, failure to make repairs, lock-outs, and other issues on a case-by-case basis. Their primary focus is on preventing homelessness through eviction defense.

To contact: (414) 727-5300.

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Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic

The Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic provides free brief legal advice and referral services on most civil legal matters from law students and attorney volunteers.

To contact: (414) 288-6912 for information. (414) 278-3965 to leave a message for remote

Brief legal advice services.

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Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic

The Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic offers free, brief legal advice on most civil matters, including landlord-tenant issues. The Clinic can also offer information on how to retain an attorney if needed.

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