Resources for Landlords and Renters
Resources for Landlords
Know Your Rights:
- Tenant Resource Center has resources for landlords.
- City of Madison Department of Civil Rights has information on housing providers rights and responsibilities.
Training for Property Owners & Managers:
- Fair Housing has a guide for owners and managers of rental housing.
- The Tenant Resource Center has seminars and webinars for landlords.
Emergency Rental Assistance:
- The Dane CORE 2.0 program provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, and internet payments that are past due. In some cases, applicant may also qualify for security deposits and future rent payments.
City of Madison's Rental Rehab Programs:
- The City's Rental Rehab Programs provides financial incentives to upgrade eligible housing units in need of rehabilitation, resulting in improved housing stock.
Resources for Renters
- The Tenant Resource Center's Eviction Clinic can make referrals for tenants in need of legal services and representation. Legal services may be available to you at no cost, depending on the total income of your household.
- The Tenant Resource Center Housing Counseling Program is available to both tenants and landlords and offers information on various aspects of Wisconsin housing law. Services are offered en Español and ua lus Hmoob.
Know Your Rights
- City of Madison Department of Civil Rights
- Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison
- Tenant Resource Center
Fair housing services
- If you are experiencing housing discrimination, and would like to file a complaint, the City of Madison Department of Civil Rights can investigate your complaint.
- The Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison (satellite office of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council) operates a full-service fair housing program. If you are concerned you’ve experienced housing discrimination, FHCGM can provide intake, investigation, and counseling on options for administrative or judicial remedy.
- The Tenant Resource Center provides mediation between tenants and landlords for conflicts such as eviction, noise complaints, security deposits, and lease violations.
Housing navigation services
- The City of Madison works with Housing Navigation Services to provide up-to-date lists of open apartments in rent- and income-restricted housing. These lists are updated as vacancies occur, and include contact information for how to apply for an opening. If you are in need of housing, please check the Housing Navigation Services website for the most current list.In addition to providing a listing of open apartments, both appointments and walk-in services are also available to help understand the process and get assistance with applications.
Housing Search Support
- Catholic Charities provides assistance in helping assistance to people who are searching and applying for housing in the Dane County.
Emergency Rental Assistance
- The Dane CORE 2.0 program provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, and internet payments that are past due. In some cases, you may also qualify for security deposits and future rent payments.
- City of Madison Community Development Authority (CDA) provides Public Housing for residence only in the City of Madison. These properties are federally funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Housing Operations Division.