Colleen Foley, Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, speaks to the collaboration between RHRC co-partners. In June 2020, Milwaukee County evictions were filed at a rate 42% higher than eviction filings in June 2019. Eviction filings are expected increase explosively when the CDC eviction moratorium expires. Tenants can connect with experienced attorneys from The Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee at the RHRC to prepare for a court date.
In this video, learn about how #housingstability is beneficial to landlords, too. Heiner Giese, who represents the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, makes a case for landlords’ support of eviction prevention efforts.
Landlord-tenant mediation is a key tool in eviction diversion in Milwaukee. This video features Amy Koltz from Mediate Wisconsin (known locally as Mediate Milwaukee). Mediate Wisconsin is one of 9 co-partners of the RHRC, who collaborate to meet the complex and varied needs tenants at risk of eviction.
Resources at the RHRC are meant to protect families from one of the worst-case-scenario of housing instability: homelessness. By connecting people at risk of homelessness to housing services, we can offer a point of #stability through which they can address other issues like employment, health, and education. This video features Emily Kenny from Impact Inc., which provides a 24-hour central access point for information and assistance to critical community resources that help people at risk of becoming homeless or those experiencing homelessness.
This video features RHRC co-partner, the City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services or “DNS.”