The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order on Sept. 4, 2020 that temporarily halts evictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order, which applies to students in off-campus housing, has been extended until March… Read More
We recommend waiting at least until the schedule of classes is live to start making off-campus living arrangements. The Fall 2021 schedule is expected to appear on PAWS in late March. There is no set timeline or rush to find housing in Milwaukee,… Read More
Taking care of your health and safety should be your first priority. Get tested for COVID-19 on campus a few days before leaving, wait to leave until you get your test results and quarantine/isolate as needed. Remember to get tested before you return… Read More
UWM is unable to provide quarantine spaces for students who do not live in its residence halls. Students and their roommates who live off campus should quarantine or isolate in their off-campus residence. According to the Centers for Disease Control… Read More
UWM has expanded existing efforts to address off-campus behavior issues to account for health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. All off-campus safety and disruption concerns will be addressed through a combination of proactive education and cooperative layers of enforcement… Read More
The University Legal Clinic is available online and will continue to review leases for UWM students free of charge at this time. Submit a form on their website to start the process of reaching out to the clinic. You also… Read More
It is strongly encouraged that students speak with their roommates about COVID-19, quarantining, social distancing, gathering expectations and health concerns. Read the Neighborhood Housing website guidance on how to have this conversation and ideas of what to discuss.
You can move out, but you will still need to pay your rent. Your lease is a legally binding contract that cannot be broken or changed unless you and your landlord mutually agree to end or change the terms of… Read More
Most likely, yes. Most leases have a “joint and several liability” clause. Under Joint and Several Liability, all tenants and each tenant on a lease are responsible for paying the rent in full and paying for any damage to the unit. Landlords can hold tenants accountable… Read More
You can set up a virtual meeting. From the home page of the Neighborhood Housing website, you can fill out a form to create an online appointment with a staff member. NHO staff will respond and schedule the appointment through… Read More
You can use the Neighborhood Housing Office’s online listing service. Log in to find potential roommates or subleasers.