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Alder Jael Currie

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Council Vice President

Alder Jael Currie,
Council Vice President

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Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Currie’s Updates

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium - Info on Local Rent Assistance Resources

August 4, 2021 11:27 AM

Friends and neighbors, 

Last night the CDC issued a new order extending the moratorium on evictions due to non-payment of rent for 60 days, through October 3, 2021.  The Order is limited to counties with substantial or high rates of community transmission. Dane County is currently at a substantial rate of community transmission so the extension currently applies here in Dane County.

In order to qualify for protection under the Order, you will have to have served a declaration upon your landlord attesting to a number of facts.  The Tenant Resource Center has a declaration tool you can use to determine whether you are eligible and send a declaration to your landlord.  You also need to apply for government assistance available to you, which locally is the Dane CORE program listed above. 

There are several exceptions to the order that allow landlords to proceed with eviction for tenant misconduct or contract violations for reasons other than non-payment.  If you are in eviction court, you should file a copy of your declaration and the new order with the court and request the court dismiss the case due to the CDC moratorium extension.  

If you are facing termination of tenancy or eviction in Dane County and would like free legal aid, you can apply for assistance by calling Legal Action's intake line at 855-947-2529.  Based on eligibility they may be able to assist you.

Urban Triage is currently providing assistance to people in completing applications to the Dane CORE program in person. Below is a calendar of the locations they will be for August/September.

UT

In addition, we are aware of a website that assists tenants in finding rental assistance in their communities. Please be advised the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) is NOT available for residents in Dane County. You must apply to the local Dane CORE program operated by Tenant Resource Center on behalf of the City and Dane County.

Application website: https://core.tenantresourcecenter.org/

Be well,

Jael




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