Gov. Tony Evers has announced his intention to create a Statewide Right to Counsel, which will provide no-cost legal representation for Wisconsin residents facing eviction.
Having an eviction record can make it impossible to find a new apartment, while the right to counsel evens the playing field, since most landlords, but not tenants, come to court with a lawyer.
The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving a pandemic-inspired nationwide ban on evictions in place, over the votes of four objecting conservative justices.
As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Milwaukee residents Estella Johnson and her husband were struggling with reduced work hours and were fighting an eviction order from a landlord she said doesn't perform repairs and who changed the locks without notifying tenants.
It’s been a busy month for Legal Action of Wisconsin, which offers free legal help to low-income tenants who are threatened with eviction.
"The check is in the mail" is a phrase landlords often hear from tenants, but this week they're hearing it from their own trade association.
An attorney from Legal Action of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee office will take part in a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., about the need for legal representation for tenants in eviction proceedings.
Matthew Desmond may have studied Milwaukee County in his book “Evicted,” but it isn’t the only place in the state with high eviction rates.
Tenants evicted from federally subsidized housing for drug use have no recourse under Wisconsin law, according to a state Supreme Court decision.
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