Landlord & Tenant Resources

Wisconsin has banned all evictions, except those where there is an imminent risk of serious physical harm to another person, until May 26, 2020. The CARES Act bans any eviction in federally-assisted properties for nonpayment of rent, until July 25, 2020. Wisconsin regulation prohibits all landlords from charging late fees until 90-days after the state emergency expires.

The following resources were created in 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 office and the Winnebago County Public Health Department. Please download and share with community landlords and tenants.

*Translated copies of the Tenant Information Sheet will be provided upon request.

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 mediation services for residents of Winnebago County, including assisting 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) assists businesses in Winnebago County that are negatively affected by the economic impact of COVID-19. The low-interest loan helps keep businesses financially solvent while complying with the enforced restrictions. 

Winnebago Apartment Association

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/winnapt
The trade association for owners and managers of rental housing in Winnebago County. The association provides education, leadership and representation to enable rental housing providers to operate their businesses responsibly, ethically and successfully.

 

Forward Service Corporation Emergency Assistance

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

ADVOCAP

2929 Harrison Street
Oshkosh WI 54901
Phone: (920) 426-0150
Website: www.advocap.org
The ADVOCAP PASS Program provides Tenant/ Landlord resources such as a Landlord Listing, Rooming House/Studio Listing, Local Shelter listings, information on applying for low-income housing, and resources for financial assistance such as through the ADVOCAP Bridges Program for those eligible for 1st 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
Provides assistance to tenants for heating costs, electric costs and energy crisis situations. Most types of fuel are eligible to receive assistance, i.e. wood, propane, natural gas, electricity, fuel to heat your home, energy assistance 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.
Educational outreach of the University of Wisconsin, the Winnebago County office offers Rent Smart classes for tenants. The program provides practical education to help people looking for rental housing find, get and keep sustainable housing. 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 healthy for renters, children and guests; and that the dwellings are regularly maintained. Renters can voluntarily request an inspection of the interior and exterior of their unit at the renter’s convenience. It is illegal for a landlord to retaliate against a renter in Wisconsin for scheduling a voluntary inspection.

Tenant Resource Center

1202 Williamson Street Suite 102
Madison, WI 53703
Website: https://www.tenantresourcecenter.org
A statewide informational site that offers free information to tenants, landlords and service providers interested in learning more about the rental rights and responsibilities explained 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 be able to defer their mortgage payments for up to a year, with no added interest, late fees, or penalties. The National Consumer Law Center has assembled a guide (click HERE) for property owners to determine whether their homes or buildings are federally backed or insured. The federal government is offering the best possible terms for mortgage forbearance. Banks are offering their own forbearance plans, however, often with terms that are less beneficial for borrowers.

 

Tenant Resources

United Way 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1 provides easy, simple access to health and human services, gives callers an opportunity to get or give help, and serves as a hub for community information in times of disaster. 2-1-1 is available 7-days a week, 24-hours a day and 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, including landlord/tenant disputes, public housing, Section 8, evictions, unemployment compensation and public benefits. Individuals who call the hotline with housing questions will be connected with a lawyer who can assist with questions.

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 to have their utilities cut off may find assistance though Forward Services.  Tenants may qualify for Emergency Assistance if:

  • Can’t pay your rent or mortgage
  • You have received an eviction notice
  • You received a foreclosure notice
  • Your family is living in a shelter or temporary place
  • You received a disconnect notice for your utilities
  • Your heat or electricity is shut off
  • Lost your home through fire, flood, or natural disaster

 

Oshkosh Kids Foundation

Website: www.oshkoshkids.org
Resources are available for individuals or struggling families that need assistance with temporary housing and financial assistance 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 not capable of feeding themselves due to disability or poverty.  Additional services include Birthday Club, Community Hot Meal, Sunday Services, Vet Ride and Holiday Programs: Seasonal programs like Adopt a Family, Coats for Kids, and Toys for Tots.

ADVOCAP

2929 Harrison Street
Oshkosh WI 54901
Phone: (920) 426-0150
Website: www.advocap.org
The Advocap PASS Program does provide Tenant/ Landlord resources such as a Landlord Listing, Rooming House/Studio Listing, Local Shelter listings, information on applying for low-income housing, and resources for financial assistance such as through the ADVOCAP Bridges Program for those eligible for 1st 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 helps those in need with items including furniture, clothing, and household good. They also offer rental and utility assistance.

 

Energy Assistance - Oshkosh Office

212 W. 12th Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: (920) 231-0600
Website: http://esiwi.com
For residents who are elderly, disabled or working families with children, resources and services are targeted towards those who face the highest risk of life-threatening situations from extreme heat or cold. Energy Services also links many of these households with the resources to help them meet their basic survival needs.

 

Housing Authority – Oshkosh Office/Winnebago County

600 Merritt Ave
Oshkosh WI 54901
Phone: (920) 424-1450
Website: http://www.ohawcha.org
Helping Winnebago County residents with Section 8 Housing Vouchers, subsidized housing, attain self-sufficiency through education, access to community resources, employment skill development, home-ownership opportunities, and development of financial assets with the goal of 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 provides practical education to help people looking for rental housing find, get, and keep suitable housing. Rent Smart workshops are FREE. Completion of the course provides you with a certificate to show your commitment to being a good tenant.

 

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 throughout the State of Wisconsin by combating illegal housing discrimination and by creating and maintaining 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 communities 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 provides resources to assist tenants in understanding their rights and responsibilities. The Guide for Landlords and Tenants answers commonly asked questions about landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities in simple language.  The guide is intended to help landlords and tenants avoid common problems and resolve them when they do 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 informational site that offers free information to tenants, landlords and service providers interested in learning more about the rental rights and responsibilities explained in tenant-landlord law.

 

 

Foundation for Rural Housing

One-time payment assist for rent or security deposit, mortgage, utility or property tax assist to prevent homelessness
Website: https://www.wisconsinruralhousing.org

Vivent Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin)

Offers a comprehensive housing program providing residential housing, intensive housing counseling and financial assistance in the form of rent, utility and security deposit payments to help people with HIV/AIDS and their families
Phone: 1-800-359-9272
Website: https://viventhealth.org/health-and-wellness/housing-programs

Oshkosh Area United Way