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The CDC announced today their eviction moratorium has been extended through the end of June, 2021. The moratorium qualifications and terms seem to remain the same–a tenant must give their landlord a CDC Declaration stating that they have had a loss of income, tried to pay as much rent as possible, and are seeking any rent assistance they may be eligible for. We urge tenants to contact us at lasmilwaukee.com/intake with concerns about their tenancy.
Click to download a CDC Declaration form updated to reflect President Joseph Biden’s extension of the CDC Moratorium until the end of June. The CDC Moratorium only applies to tenants who meet qualifications and send a signed Declaration to their landlord. Some types of evictions are not covered by the Moratorium. More information about the Moratorium can be found at the CDC’s website.
If you are facing eviction or have questions about the moratorium, please submit an intake request form for help.
Legal Aid will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday.
The federal, state, and local governments have designated funds to help tenants who have lost income due to the pandemic avoid eviction.
- The Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) is a grant of up to $3000 paid on behalf of qualified tenants to their landlords. In Milwaukee County, the program is administered by the Social Development Commission and more information can be found here or by calling (414) 326-2888.
- The Milwaukee County Eviction Prevention Fund was recently created to help tenants remain in their rental units. This program is administered by the Rental Housing Resource Center at Community Advocates. Tenants can learn more and apply here or by calling (414) 270-4646.
- Wisconsin’s Emergency Assistance program has existed for years and can provide funds for tenants facing eviction who have dependant children in their households. The program is administered by W2 agencies. Check here for a list of W2 agencies and more information.
Legal Aid attorney Nick Toman discusses the expected increase in evictions coming after the eviction moratorium ends.