On Saturday, July 31, 2021, the federally instituted moratorium on evictions for those unable to pay their rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic was lifted. Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs wants local residents to be aware of this change, and prepare to take appropriate steps should additional support be needed. A full slate of housing referrals via the City can be found online at: https://city.milwaukee.gov/Strong/HousingHelp.
“The eviction moratorium supported many families during the pandemic, but now with that option no longer available, residents must not wait to take action should they still be in need of support,” said Alderwoman Coggs. “There are many local organizations and programs available to help those in need, and I ask everyone to share this info with friends, family or neighbors who could benefit.”
Other organizations that can provide housing support include:
• Social Development Commission’s Milwaukee Emergency Rent Assistance program: https://www.cr-sdc.org/services/mera or (414) 906-2700
• The Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center online at www.renthelpmke.org, by phone at (414) 895-7368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Community Advocates at www.communityadvocates.net, (414) 270-4646 or renthelp@communityadvocates. net.
• Take Root Milwaukee for assistance with mortgage issues/foreclosure: https://takerootmilwaukee.com/ or (414) 921- 4149.
• Housing Resources, Inc.: https://hri-wi.org/ or (414) 461-6330