Housing


A homeless man sleeps in a chair Sunday evening in the entrance to Sojourner House homeless shelter in Eau Claire. Continued coronavirus outbreaks among people who stay at the shelter and staff who work there are prompting concerns about whether the shelter will remain open this winter. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
COVID Is Hammering Homeless Shelters Just as Winter Nears

Occupants of an Eau Claire shelter are under quarantine, a GoFundMe account is keeping a shelter afloat in Menominee, and capacity has dropped more than 30% at one Milwaukee shelter.

Joshua Crouse and his 10-year-old daughter, Marley, sit outside their Janesville apartment at the end of July. Crouse is among thousands of Wisconsin residents struggling to pay rent each month because of the economy during the pandemic. (Photo © Andy Manis)
$23 Million Coming to Wisconsin to Help Keep People in Their Homes

Many say the third round of Community Development Block Grant funding is welcome relief, but not enough.

Renters in Limbo: Eviction Ban Gone, But New Assistance Hasn’t Arrived Yet
Renters in Limbo as Eviction Ban Ends.

Stimulus checks gone, many still waiting on unemployment checks.

Renters Are Getting a Lifeline Just as Wisconsin’s Ban on Evictions Ends
Renters Get a Lifeline as Eviction Ban Ends

Program will provide security to hard-hit tenants and their landlords

Kyle Kofron poses for a photo outside his home in St. Louis. Kofron is advocating for a rent strike during the outbreak. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A Growing Number of Americans Want Rent Canceled Over Coronavirus

White sheets are being hung in apartment windows to show solidarity with the #CancelRent movement that is gaining steam on Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites.

These beds where homeless people spend nights at Sojourner House homeless shelter in Eau Claire are too close together to maintain the social distancing standard of 6 feet that public health officials have recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Coronavirus Is Pushing the Homeless Out of Shelter and Into Danger

Extra distance to avoid spreading caronavirus leads to fewer beds and a need for new venues

AP Photo/John Locher
Americans Worried About Losing Their House Just Got a Small Break

A record number of people may become unemployed if lawmakers don't do something, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday.