Get Legal Help from Legal Action of Wisconsin’s Eviction Defense Project

If you’re a renter with court for eviction this summer, Legal Action of Wisconsin’s Eviction Defense Project may be able to help.

Legal Action of Wisconsin has announced the Eviction Defense Project’s calendar for the months of June, July, and August. If you have court on one of the days available, Legal Action may be able to provide you with an attorney.

The Eviction Defense Project offers free legal aid, including:

• Brief legal advice
• Settlement assistance
• Document drafting
• Limited scope in-court representation

While Legal Action operates remotely, you should contact them as soon as possible before your court date to try to secure an attorney. You may contact (414) 278-7722 for assistance or more information.

EDP Calendar – June, July, and August

Federal Eviction Moratorium

You have probably heard about the national Eviction Moratorium. The Moratorium is like a ban, which temporarily stops evictions. The Eviction Moratorium was issued in September 2020 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and will be in effect through June 30, 2021. However, the ban does not protect all renters and it is not automatic. 

Housing Navigation During COVID-19

Relocating into a new rental unit is normally a difficult process, but the COVID-19 pandemic made it even more challenging. In the State of Wisconsin, Commercial Real Estate is an essential business and many rental companies offer apartment tours at this time. When you leave your home to tour a rental unit, please follow these safety recommendations from Milwaukee County: stay 6 feet away from other people, wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds as often as possible, sneeze into your elbow, refrain from shaking hands, and wear a face mask.