As Wisconsin unemployment rates continue to spike, over 40% of Milwaukee renters are facing eviction. After the May 27th expiration of Governor Tony Evers’ two month ban on evictions, eviction filings jumped. Milwaukee’s already precarious housing situation is exacerbated due to the coronavirus pandemic economic fallout. However, there are several Milwaukee organizations that are working with tenants and landlords to help both parties survive this housing crisis.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Issues and Engagement Reporter, Talis Shelbourne, spoke with Attorney Joanne Lipo Zovic about how Mediate Wisconsin has stepped in to provide tenant-landlord mediation services.
"We do court-connected mediation and (we) are really committed to getting tenants and landlords to think when you run into an issue — an interruption in your job, some financial difficulty of some sort, whatever it might be — start engaging with the process of mediation sooner rather than later."
To learn more about Mediate Wisconsin’s services, and the several other Milwaukee area housing services, visit Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to read the entire story.