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Get Involved!

There are so many ways to get involved with the TRC!

Contact Your Elected Officials

As of October 1st, 2019, the Tenant Resource Center no longer has the funding necessary to respond to calls outside of Dane County regarding questions about tenant-landlord rights and responsibilities. This means that for the first time in decades we have to disregard the 1,500+ calls in our call logs from individuals outside of Dane County as we can not pay staff to return these calls. This means that we cannot answer questions of people who walk through our doors who reside outside of Dane County. This means that both our staff and the individuals in need of our services are placed in awful situations. This menas we need you help right away!

Ways You Can Help:

  1. Please contact your local elected officials and express your concern and support for these valuable services to be funded immediately.

    Find your elected officials here by entering your address:

  2. Share our story through social media:
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  3. Make a donation or become a Sustainer.


There are so many ways to donate! As a small non-profit, we apply regularly for grants and special-project funding, but rely on small amounts given by the hard working folks who value our work.


The Tenant Resource Center has amazing volunteer opportunities!  We rely heavily on our volunteers to help our clients, and the TRC is one of the few places where volunteers really get a chance to have meaningful interactions with clients.  The main volunteer opportunities are as:

  • Housing Counselors: No experience required! We will train you to work directly with clients, answering questions about rental rights and responsibilities. Minimum commitment of 3 hours/week for one year.
  • Mediators: Trained professional mediators go to eviction court and help negotiate agreements between tenants and landlords in order to help prevent homelessness in Dane County. Mediators also do some out of court mediation.
  • Office/Admin Support: As a small non-profit with limited staff time, we always can use help with the day-to-day office tasks that arise.
  • Board of Directors Member: we always need new energy and expertise to guide us as an organization.


Mark Your Calendars:

  • Fundraisers! Each year, the Tenant Resource Center hosts a Fall and Spring fundraiser to help support our efforts. These events are always a good chance to connect with other supporters of our programs, find out more about our work, and have a great time. Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming fundraisers!
  • Volunteer Training! Throughout the year, the Tenant Resource Center hosts several volunteer trainings that allow interested parties to get the necessary information for our Housing Counseling program. Each training will be a two-day training where all materials and lunch will be provided. For more information, please visit our Volunteer Page.

Seminars & Workshops

Come join us for a Housing Law Seminar! We give a series of seminars in the spring and fall of each year, where we teach participants about tenant-landlord law.  We offer CLE credits for attorneys, and support landlords and service providers as they attempt to understand Wisconsin's rapidly changing housing law.

Community Presentations

As part of our Housing Counseling Program, we offer community presentations around Dane County and Wisconsin. Would you like to host a community presentation from one of our staff members? Please contact us!

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TRC's Fall Fundraiser

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 05:00 PM · 6 rsvps
The Brink Lounge in Madison, WI


On behalf of all of us at the Tenant Resource Center, I am pleased to invite you to our Fall Fundraiser!

The Brink Lounge | 701 East Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703

Friday, November 22nd - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This past year has been filled with significant challenges for the TRC which is why we need your support now more than ever. The simple truth is that with the funding cuts and missed opportunities this year we are relying on everyone's help. While some of you may not know me, you're likely familiar with our work at the Tenant Resource Center. I am looking forward to meeting you, sharing more about our team's amazing work, and discussing the vision of our work in this community and throughout the State of Wisconsin.

Tenant Resource Center has a unique team of individuals who are deeply invested in the work, our community, and in one another. Despite losing the last bit of funding for housing counseling outside of Dane County in September, we have been able to expand our upstream homeless prevention services, mitigating circumstances that could lead to evictions. We are piloting a brand new mediation program starting next month!

I am both excited and honored to be the new Executive Director at the TRC. I take the responsibility of leading this amazing community organization into its next chapter very seriously. Thank you for your time and continued support of the Tenant Resource Center. All of us here look forward to spending the evening of November 22nd getting to know you and celebrating the vital work we do each day.

If you cannot make it the day of the event and would like to show your support, please make a donation or become a Sustainer giving $7, $19, or $39 a month (for 39 years of TRC's work).

Want to help spread the word? Please forward this page to those you know who might be interested or share our event:

If you would like to talk with me or make a donation to our silent auction, please send me an email or give me a call at your convenience.

Kind regards,



Robin L Sereno
Executive Director
Tenant Resource Center
Pronouns: she / her / hers



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