MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center is expected to launch on Dec. 1 with the goal of helping tenants and landlords during the pandemic.
Nine Milwaukee County organizations are launching the center, and say it will be a one-stop-shop for tenants and landlords in need of assistance to maintain or provide stable rental housing.
The Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center will help direct people towards resources, education, and services that help prevent eviction.
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Milwaukee County residents will be able to access the center both virtually and at their location at 728 N. James Lovell St. in Milwaukee.
A preview of the website, RentHelpMKE.org, will be available on Dec. 1, and the whole site is expected to be up and running by the end of the year.
The resource center will also be launching a helpline, (414) 895-RENT, which will direct people to the appropriate organization for the type of assistance they need.
People will also be able to email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The physical location on Lovell Street will offer space for people to meet with a partner organization and apply for a variety of rental assistance programs through computer kiosks with dedicated printers.
There will also be dedicated "Zoom Rooms" which provide private spaces with high-quality webcams to allow people to virtually attend eviction hearings.
The resource center will also have a children's play area so parents can focus on their housing while at the center.