Resources/Handouts

There is a wide range of different resource that are available to students, landlords, neighbors, etc.  Whether your issue is findind somewhere to eat around campus or your not sure how to file a complaint with the Department of Neighborhood Services, these different handouts can help you. If you need additional assistance with anything not provided contact the Neighborhood Housing Office and we will do our best to assist your individual situation.


Seasonal Alerts:

East Side Street Sweeping

The Common Council adopted an ordinance relating to parking restrictions for street sweeping operations. The street sweeping program is implemented on designated streets on the east side and south side of the City of Milwaukee. All street sweeping occurs on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. To see when your street will need to be cleared of cars, click here.

Snow Removal Door Hanger

We have created a door hanger for residents to use as a friendly reminder for snow removal tips and regulations! Feel free to print it out and pass it along to your friends and neighbors.

  • UW-Milwaukee Area Map
    This is a map of the community surrounding the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • Housing Alert: City of Milwaukee Occupancy Ordinance
    An explanation of the City of Milwaukee Occupancy Ordinance. The same Occupancy Ordinance is also in effect in the Village of Shorewood.
  • Where To Start
    In order to aid you in your search for housing this handout provides a list of things you might want to consider before you begin your housing search.
  • Budget Summary
    It is important to know how much you can afford before you sign a lease. This budget summary sheet will help you calculate your monthly expenses.
  • Options for single parents
    The UWM Financial Aid Office is currently offering scholarships to single parents that are enrolled as students. Find out more about this great program!
  • Searching 101
    This helpful resource will explain the different things that you are responsible for and what your landlord is responsible for.
  • Questions to Ask Your Landlord
    There are many different questions that you will want to ask your landlord before you sign your lease. Be sure to read this handout to get a good idea of a variety of questions.
  • Locating Housing Checklist
    This is a resource that will help you keep track of what is offered at each of the different rental units that you look at.
  • Check In
    When you move into your new apartment or house, make sure everything that was provided by the landlord is in working condition.  If not, make sure to notify your landlord as soon as possible.
  • Green Building Rental Checklist
    Use this checklist before renting and after signing your lease to make sure your rental unit is safe for both you and the environment.
  • Repair Request
    Fill this out in order to keep track of repairs you would like your landlord to take care of.
  • Rent Payment Agreement
    A guide to determining payment responsibilities between roommates.
  • Important Phone Numbers
    A list of important phone numbers, both at the University and in the community.
  • DNS Complaint Information
    A list of the different departments that you will need if filing a complaint with the Department of Neighborhood Services.
  • A Guide to Parking
    Helpful information regarding parking on the East side of Milwaukee, including yearly and seasonal restrictions.
  • Set Up Checklist
    You don’t want to forget any essentials when you are moving out on your own. This is a helpful list of some things you may forget.
  • Apartment Life: A Student’s Guide
    A guide about moving out for the first time.
  • Don’t Rent Trouble Brochure
    Things to watch out for when renting, including property or landlord information.
  • Renter’s Insurance Brochure
    Renter’s insurance is an important thing to have in case of any unfortunate or unexpected incidents.
  • Guide to Throwing a Successful House Party
    Tips for throwing a house party in the neighborhoods around UWM.
  • Background Check Brochure
    A quide to keeping your record clean.
  • City Regulations for Landlords Brochure
    A guide of the regulations that landlords must comply with.
  • Tenant’s Rights and Responsibilities
    In addition to working with the Legal Clinic and the Tenant Resource Center, students can file a complaint with consumer protection to verify if their landlord’s actions were legal or not.
  • Sublet Agreement Between Landlord and Tenant
    If you choose to have a sublet, make sure to get a written agreement from your landlord.
  • Termination of Tenancy by Mutual Agreement
    Be sure to notify your landlord at least 60 days prior to when you plan on moving out.
  • Check Out
    Before moving out, make sure to notify your landlord that everything is in working condition.