Know Your Rights
Policy & Legislation
Maintaining Your Housing During COVID-19
May 30, 2020
Topic: Maintaining your housing during COVID-19
Having trouble finding or affording your housing? Learn about how to use assistance programs that can help with rent, mortgage, utility expenses, and more. We’ll also talk about new protections during the COVID-19 period.
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Eviction moratorium – CARES 2:43
Late penalties in Wisconsin 7:50
Foreclosure moratorium 9:06
WI Rental Assistance Program 11:19
If you can’t pay your rent… 15:45
Other relief 19:02
Experiencing homelessness 22:01
Pending legislation: HEROES Act 24:01
Wisconsin-specific resources 26:29
Housing Authority (MKE) 27:07
Community Advocates (MKE) 28:38
Tenant Resource Center 29:50
Additional resources 30:37
Are there laws about how many people can live together? 36:32
Viewing apartments in-person 39:06
COVID safety with landlords 43:54
How to help friends 48:29
Presenter: Shelley Gregory (they/them or any pronouns)
Shelley is a trans human, activist, and advocate, and the Strategic Project Coordinator for FORGE. Shelley has worked actively in the LGBTQI+ community for over 25 years and began to focus their work on advocacy for transgender and non-binary folx nearly two decades ago. Their background is as a civil rights lawyer. Shelley continually aims to contribute to improving quality of life for trans and non-binary individuals and increasing our inclusion in society. Shelley presently assists survivors of violence through individual advocacy and peer support, as well as policy development and public education.
Recorded on May 30, 2020.