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Renters Are Struggling. The Biden Administration Introduced New Protections for Them This Week.

The Biden administration introduced several new efforts to protect renters, make renting more affordable, and to increase fairness in the rental market.

Gov. Tony Evers delivers the 2022 State of the State address. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Evers Launches New Homeowner Assistance Program for Wisconsinites 

Eligible households can get up to $40,000 in financial assistance. To qualify for the program, you must be a homeowner, have suffered financial hardship because of the pandemic, and have a household income at or below 100% of your county median.

The Ho Chunk Community Center in Black River Falls. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
One Year In, Pandemic Assistance Addresses an Affordable Housing Crisis in Many Communities

Economic hardships made worse by the pandemic get American Rescue Plan aid to keep roofs over families’ heads.

La Casa de Esperanza Charter School Teacher Jesus Avila leads his class in a traditional Aztec drumming performance. The charter school is just one of the many educational missions of La Casa de Esperanza, a nonprofit that has served the Waukesha community for more than 50 years. (Photo by Cara Spoto)
La Casa de Esperanza Has Served the Hispanic Community in Waukesha For Much Longer Than a Lot of People Might Think

Agency has served the Latino Community and others in need for more than 50 years

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Afraid You Might Face Eviction? Here’s How to Use the Federal Eviction Moratorium.

Wisconsin landlords have already filed 1,900 evictions this year. Here’s how renters can stay housed.

Tom Danielson works Friday on improvements to the mobile home he and his girlfriend, Heidi Oertel, bought two months ago after they were evicted from their previous home. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
January Will Be ‘Catastrophic’ for Renters in Wisconsin With No Eviction Moratorium

With more than 12,000 evictions since a state moratorium expired, as many as one-third of Wisconsin renters will be at risk of eviction if there is no extension of federal eviction moratorium.

Healthcare for the Homeless building in Green Bay. (Photo provided)
Green Bay Is Showing How to Safely Shelter the Homeless During COVID

Long-term collaborations are keeping shelters open and safe as winter sets in.