New Tenant Landlord Laws Go Into Effect at Midnight - Tenant Resource Center

New Tenant Landlord Laws Go Into Effect at Midnight

Tenants, Landlords, prepare to be confused.  Call, email or stop in!!!


Wisconsin’s tenant landlord laws are changing again on Saturday for the third time since 2011. Tenants, landlords, and service providers are understandably confused by over 75 changes to state and local laws. So, with the support of our donors and the City of Madison’s Emerging Opportunities Program, Tenant Resource Center has published comprehensive summaries of the bills and continue to update our website with detailed explanations of how this will affect things like eviction, tenant property, check-in procedures, and local ordinances. Visit our New Legislation page for more information.

Tenants do still have rights – and it’s more important than ever to know what they are!

 We encourage everyone to learn more and we offer a range of services for every need.


People with specific, individual questions should contact our housing counselors:

Phone: English 257-0006, Spanish 237-8913, Hmoob 257-0143


Walk-in: 1202 Williamson Street Ste. 102 (MondayFriday, 9am – 6pm) or 333 E. Campus Mall (hours here)


We offer in-depth housing law seminars for landlords and property managers, social workers and attorneys, law enforcement officers, and other housing professionals. This year we are also hosting a NEW evening seminar series for those who have attended a Housing Law Seminar since spring 2012, and just need to learn about the law changes.

 Madison Housing Law Seminar

Tuesday, April 22 (8:30 – 4:30) and Wednesday, April 23 (8:30 – 12:30)

Dane County Job Center, 1819 Aberg Ave.

Covers federal, state, and local tenant landlord laws, along with common remedies and referrals. Includes a full, detailed update on the law changes. Materials include our Housing Counselor Training Guide and a complete set of informative law brochures, with option to purchase Apartment Management in Wisconsin guide.

Cost: $150/person with registration ($125/person if 3+ attend from the same organization). ($170 walk-in registration.)

Madison Evening Law Changes Seminars

Cost: $75/person with registration ($95 walk-in registration)

Dates: Thursday, March 20 (4-7pm) at Madison Central Library and Thursday, April 3 (4-7pm) at Hawthorne Library.

 (For Housing Law Seminars and Evening Seminars in other cities, please visit our Seminars website.)


The Wisconsin Alliance for Tenant Rights is hosting a fundraiser for Tenant Resource Center TONIGHT at 7pm at The Brink Lounge. Local celebrity speakers and members of the UW Madison TAA will talk about 2013 Wisconsin Act 76, the law that will be going into effect at midnight. For details please contact Jake Schlachter:

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