Landlord & Tenant Resources

There is a nationwide ban on evictions until December 31, 2020 for certain tenants. Contact Legal Action to see if you meet the criteria or visit the CDC’s website to see if you qualify and to download the Tenant Declaration Form. 

The resources below are a collaboration with Oshkosh Area United Way, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, Wisconsin Conflict Resolution Center, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Winnebago Apartment Association, ADVOCAP, the City of Oshkosh, Oshkosh Housing Authority, Forward Services Corporation, Winnebago County UW Extension and the Winnebago County Public Health Department. Please download and share them with landlords and tenants.

*Find translated copies of the Tenant Information Sheet below.

Landlord Resources

Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center, Inc.

Winnebago County Courthouse
415 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901
Phone: (920) 236-4925
Website: http://www.mediationwcrc.org
WCRC provides free services for Winnebago County residents, including helping landlords and tenants with pre-eviction and eviction mediation.

Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation

COVID-19 Response Assistance
100 N Main Street Suite 104
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Phone: (920) 230-3321
Website: https://greateroshkosh.com/doing-business/covid-19-emergency-response-loan
The Winnebago County COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program (RRL) helps businesses in Winnebago County feeling the economic impact of COVID-19. This low-interest loan keeps businesses solvent while following the enforced restrictions. 

Winnebago Apartment Association

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/winnapt
This is a trade association for managers of rental housing in Winnebago County. It uses education, leadership and representation so rental housing providers can operate their businesses.

Forward Service Corporation Emergency Assistance

2201 Oregon St, Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: (920) 292-1330
Website: https://fsc-corp.org/programs/emergency-assistance
This is a resource for landlords to refer tenants who are about to lose their home or have utilities shut off.

ADVOCAP

2929 Harrison Street
Oshkosh WI 54901
Phone: (920) 426-0150
Website: www.advocap.org
The ADVOCAP PASS Program has resources like landlord listings, housing listings, shelter listings, information on low-income housing, and resources for financial aid such as through the ADVOCAP Bridges program for those eligible for first month’s rent and eviction assistance.

Energy Services Inc. (ESI) - Oshkosh Office

212 W. 12th Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: (920) 231-0600
Website: http://esiwi.com
ESI offers aid to tenants for utility costs and energy crisis situations. Most types of fuel can receive assistance, i.e. wood, propane, natural gas, electricity and other types of fuel. Aid is available if you qualify.

Winnebago County - UW Extension

625 E. County Rd Y Suite 600
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 232-1970
Website: https://winnebago.extension.wisc.
University of Wisconsin’s Winnebago County office has Rent Smart classes. The class provides education to help people looking for rental housing find and keep sustainable homes. Rent Smart workshops are FREE.

City of Oshkosh

Building Inspection Division
Room 205
215 Church Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 236-5050
Website: https://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/InspectionServices
The purpose of this program is to ensure rental properties are safe and maintained. Renters can request an inspection of their unit at their convenience. It is illegal for landlords to retaliate against renters for scheduling an inspection.

Tenant Resource Center

1202 Williamson Street Suite 102
Madison, WI 53703
Website: https://www.tenantresourcecenter.org
A statewide site with free information for tenants, landlords and service providers who want to learn more about the rental rights and responsibilities in tenant-landlord law.

Fair Housing Center of Northeast Wisconsin

759 N. Milwaukee Street Suite 500
Milwaukee WI 53202
Phone: (414) 278-1240
Website: https://www.fairhousingwisconsin.com

Homeowners and landlords with federally backed mortgages may defer payments for up to a year with no added interest, late fees, or penalties. The National Consumer Law Center has a guide (click HERE) for property owners to see if their homes or buildings are federally backed or insured. The federal government offers the best possible terms for mortgage forbearance. Banks offer their own forbearance plans. However, these often have terms that are less helpful for borrowers.

Tenant Resources

United Way 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1 has easy access to health and human services and offers callers a chance to get or give help. It serves as a hub for information in times of disaster. 2-1-1 is available 7-days a week, 24-hours a day. It is free and confidential for callers.
Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or text your ZIP code to 898211
Website: http://211.org

Legal Action of Wisconsin

300 Ohio Street
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: (920) 233-6521 or Legal Action Toll-Free COVID Hotline (855) 947-2529
Website: https://www.legalaction.org
Free, civic legal aid for landlord/tenant disputes, public housing, Section 8, evictions, unemployment compensation and benefits. The hotline connects people with housing questions to a lawyer who can assist them.

Forward Service Corporation Emergency Assistance

2201 Oregon Street
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: (920) 292-1330
Website: https://fsc-corp.org/programs/emergency-assistance
Tenants about to lose their home or have their utilities cut off can find assistance though Forward Services. You may qualify for Emergency Assistance if you:

  • Can’t pay your rent or mortgage
  • Have received an eviction notice
  • Received a foreclosure notice
  • Are living in a shelter or temporary place
  • Received a disconnect notice for your utilities
  • Have had utilities shut off
  • Lost your home through fire or natural disaster

Oshkosh Kids Foundation

Website: www.oshkoshkids.org
Resources are available for anyone that needs help with temporary housing and financial aid associated with housing costs.

Salvation Army

417 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 232-7660
Website: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/oshkosh
The Oshkosh Salvation Army provides food pantry services to those
who cannot feed themselves due to disability or poverty. Other services include Birthday Club, Community Hot Meal, Sunday Services, Vet Ride and Holiday Programs.

ADVOCAP

2929 Harrison Street
Oshkosh WI 54901
Phone: (920) 426-0150
Website: www.advocap.org
The ADVOCAP PASS program provides tenant resources such as a landlord listing, rooming house/studio listings, shelter listings, information on low-income housing, and resources for financial aid such as through the ADVOCAP Bridges program for those eligible for first month’s rent and eviction assistance.

St. Vincent de Paul

2551 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 235-9368
Website: https://www.svdposhkosh.org
The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides items like furniture, clothing, and household goods. They also offer rent and utility assistance.

Energy Assistance - Oshkosh Office

212 W. 12th Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: (920) 231-0600
Website: http://esiwi.com
For elderly and disabled residents or working families, this group’s resources and services protect those who face life-threatening situations from extreme heat or cold. Energy Services also links many households with the resources to help them meet basic needs.

 

Housing Authority – Oshkosh Office/Winnebago County

600 Merritt Ave
Oshkosh WI 54901
Phone: (920) 424-1450
Website: http://www.ohawcha.org
The Housing Authority helps Winnebago County residents with Section 8 Housing vouchers, subsidized housing, self-sufficiency, access to resources, employment skills, home ownership opportunities, and development of financial assets. Its goal is improving the family’s financial situation and overall quality of life.

Some properties include Marion Manor, Court Tower, Raulf Place, Fox View Manor, Riverside, Cumberland Court, Waite Rug Place and Scattered Site Family Units.

Winnebago County UW Extension - Rent Smart Program

625 E. County Road Y Suite 600
Oshkosh WI 54901
Phone: (920) 232-1973
Website: https://winnebago.extension.wisc.edu/files/2020/01/2020-Rent-Smart-Brochure.pdf
Rent Smart offers practical education for people looking for rental housing find and keep suitable housing. Rent Smart workshops are FREE. Completion of the course provides you with a certificate.

 

Fair Housing Center of NE Wisconsin

4650 W. Spencer St. Suite 20
Appleton, WI 54914
Phone: (677) 647-3247 or (920) 560-4620
Website: www.fairhousingwisconsin.com

The Center promotes fair housing in Wisconsin by combating illegal housing discrimination and by creating racially and economically integrated housing patterns. Programs and services include case intake and counseling, investigative services, attorney referrals, outreach and education, professional support to government agencies, and fair lending and inclusive community programs.

 

Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection - Bureau of Consumer Protection

2811 Agriculture Drive
P.O. Box 8911
Madison WI 53708-8911
Phone: 1-800-422-7128
Website: https://datcp.wi.gov

State laws provide a legal framework for the relationship between landlords and tenants. DATCP offers resources so tenants know their rights and responsibilities. The Guide for Landlords and Tenants answers common questions about landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities in simple terms. The guide helps landlords and tenants avoid common problems and resolve them when they occur.

Tenant Resource Center

1202 Williamson St. Suite 102
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: Rental Rights (Outside Dane County) 877-238-7368
Website: https://www.tenantresourcecenter.org
A statewide site that offers free information to tenants, landlords and service providers interested in learning more about the rental rights and responsibilities in tenant-landlord law.

Foundation for Rural Housing

Website: https://www.wisconsinruralhousing.org

This foundation offers one-time payment assistance for rent or security deposit, mortgage, utility or property tax assistance to prevent homelessness.

Vivent Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin)

Phone: 1-800-359-9272
Website: https://viventhealth.org/health-and-wellness/housing-programs

Vivent Health offers a comprehensive program providing residential housing, intensive housing counseling and financial assistance in the form of rent, utility and security deposit payments. The program helps people with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Mortgage Assistance Program

Home owners in Winnebago County who were impacted financially by COVID 19 may qualify for assistance to pay their mortgage.  Applicants must demonstrate that they were current on their home loan as of March 1, 2020 and due to the pandemic, they have fallen behind.  To qualify they must live fulltime in the home within Winnebago County, and be the person responsible for the mortgage.  Applications will be accepted between September 1-October 15, 2020.  For more information and the application visit https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/ or call 920-236-1144 and leave a voicemail with your address to request an application.

Oshkosh Area United Way