Know Your Rights - Tenant Resource Center

Know Your Rights

We Help Tenants, Landlords and Service Providers!  

The Tenant Resource Center offers information to tenants, landlords and service providers interested in learning more about their rental rights and responsibilities. The first step is getting you the right information for your area - please tell us where you (or your rental question) are:


I am in the City of Madison

- OR -

I am in Fitchburg (under construction)

- OR -

 I am in Wisconsin, not Madison or Fitchburg


All of our written materials (forms, brochures, seminar registration and books) are available on our Publications & Forms page.

If you can't get your questions answered from our online resources, please contact us:

  • Walk-in, no appointment necessary: 
    • 1202 Williamson Street, Suite 102, Madison, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM OR
    • 333 East Campus Mall (Student Activity Center), Room 3156, Madison, WI 53715 (hours vary, see here for details)
  • Phone in Dane County: (608) 257-0006 
  • Toll-free (from anywhere outside of Dane County): 1-877-238-RENT (7368)
  • En Español: (608) 257-0006 x 1
  • Hmoob: (608) 257-0006 x 2
  • UW-Madison Students: (608) 216-2321
  • Via Rental Rights email
  • Via UW-Madison Office email

Not from Wisconsin? 

Here are some other resources you might be able to use:

Right to the City
National Housing Law Project
National Alliance of HUD Tenants

Arizona Tenants Advocates

Causa Justa/Just Cause
Tenants Together
Housing Rights Center
San Francisco Tenants Union
Housing Rights Committee of SF
Coalition for Economic Survival

Illinois Tenants Union
Center for Renters' Rights
Metropolitan Tenants Organization
UIUC Tenant Union
Champaign-Urbana Tenant Union

Home, Inc.

Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

BNI (originally Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.)

Boston Tenant Coalition
HAP Housing
Vida Urbana/City Life

Michigan Tenant Counseling Program


The Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council

New Jersey Tenants Organization

Good Old Lower East Side
Mothers on the Move
Picture the Homeless

Olneyville Neighborhood Association

Tenants and Workers United

Solid Ground - Tenant Services
Tenants Union of Washington State


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