What to do before the eviction ban ends

Due to the risk of community spread and rising case numbers, the CDC has extended the Eviction Moratorium until October 3rd in areas with substantial and high community transmission rates. “The coronavirus pandemic has forced renters struggling to pay their monthly bills into a delicate dance with landlords also worried about paying their tax and utility bills,” writes Corrinne Hess with Wisconsin Public Radio.

Plainly stated, tenants want to keep their homes, and landlords need to pay their bills. It’s a lot easier for both if tenants can stay where they’re at. That’s especially true for those waiting to apply for an anticipated $629 million in federal rent assistance earmarked for Wisconsin.

While federal aid guarantees funds for both tenants and landlords, however, it may take a while for that money to arrive. Meanwhile, everyone is just one more month behind on their bills. 

Regardless of whether or not you are protected by the most recent eviction moratorium, resources are available to help you stay in your home.

Statewide Programs

Resources by County

Tribal Community Members


Note: This post was updated on August 4, 2021 to reflect the eviction ban extension from July 31 to October 3, 2021. For more information about this extension, please visit the CDC’s update.

This post will be updated regularly to reflect the most current resources available to Wisconsin residents.