Good Neighbor

About the Good Neighbor Program
The Good Neighbor Program between the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Neighborhood Housing Office and local property owners and managers establishes a clear standard for property owners and managers renting to UWM students in the near-UWM neighborhood. Its purpose is to proactively promote positive off-campus living experiences for students who rent in the neighborhoods near UWM by designating rental companies, landlords, and rental units as “Good Neighbors” for meeting criteria set by the Neighborhood Housing Office.

The Neighborhood Housing & Relations Manager decides designees by applying a list of criteria to rental company applicants that go above and beyond what the state and city require from housing. Properties and rental companies must meet all the set standards to earn this designation. This designation lasts 2 years and rental companies must reapply, meeting all criteria, to maintain the designation.

Rental companies participating in this program benefit by earning a badge designation to be displayed on rental units listed on Rent College Pads, the listing service website used by UWM students to find off-campus housing. Students are able to sort by rental companies meeting this criterion on the listing service. Additionally, the Neighborhood Housing Office maintains a list of rental companies and landlords on the Good Neighbor webpage of their website.

Apply for Good Neighbor Designation
Contact the UWM Neighborhood Housing Office to learn more about Good Neighbor designation at 414-229-6999 or housing@uwm.edu. Paper/printed copies will not be accepted. Applications will only be accepted in an electronic format via email.

  1. Download copies and fill out the Application Spreadsheet Template (please type into the document and email) and the Agreement Form.
  2. Send filled out copies of the Application Spreadsheet, Agreement Form, example lease(s) from properties listed, & your 10-year current City of Milwaukee Landlord training course certificate to Neighborhood Housing Office at housing@uwm.edu
  3. Code will be checked via Department of Neighborhood Services website
  4. All representatives listed on the application will be background checked via CCAP
  5. Rental companies will be notified of designation within 7-10 business days
  6. Rental companies will be posted to Neighborhood Housing Office Good Neighbor website and badge designation will be placed on Rent College Pads website within 7-10 business days.
Designation Criteria
  1. Rental companies must have a 10-year current City of Milwaukee Landlord Training Course on file with the Neighborhood Housing Office.
  2. Updated contact information for rental company owners, landlords, and property managers must be provided to the Neighborhood Housing Office.
  3. All representatives of rental companies, including owners, landlords, and property managers must pass a Wisconsin Circuit Court background check.
  4. All units under the rental company’s ownership must pass a property check through the My Milwaukee Home property search and may not have any open ordinance violations.
  5. Rental companies must not have more than three or more unresolved tenant complaints filed with the UWM University Legal Clinic (“ULC”) or NHO within the previous twelve months period. A complaint shall be deemed unresolved if: (1) it results in a court order granting a remedy to a tenant; or (2) the Property Manager, Owner, or Landlord has not made a good faith effort to respond to and or settle the complaint with the ULC or tenant within thirty (30) days of its filing with ULC.
Good Neighbor Program Terms and Conditions
  1. NHO reserves the right to refuse Good Neighbor designation when the NHO becomes aware tenant-initiated complaints resulting in the issuance of inspection orders by DNS were issued alleging the existence of municipal code violations on any of the properties owned by or managed by that Property Manager, Owner, or Landlord within the previous twelve months.
  2. NHO reserves the right to refuse Good Neighbor designation based on non-compliance with any applicable City of Milwaukee or State of Wisconsin building codes.
  3. NHO reserves the right to refuse Good Neighbor designation based on misrepresentation(s) by the Property Manager, Owner, or Landlord in the application to earn a Good Neighbor Designation.
  4. NHO reserves the right to refuse Good Neighbor designation based on the refusal of any landlord to pursue vigorous discussions with a tenant(s) who is the subject of any municipal citation with respect to alleged misconduct on the property of the landlord in an effort to assist in seek behavior modification on the part of the offending tenant(s).
  5. NHO reserves the right to refuse Good Neighbor designation based upon the information received from the Milwaukee Police Department and/or the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Police Department that tenants of the Landlord, Property Manager, or Owner have received three (3) or more municipal citations (i.e. including but not limited to noise nuisance, illegal tavern, etc.) from the political subdivision where the property is located.
  6. Rental company representatives and units are subject to random background and property checks throughout the duration of the program designation and can be removed from the program at the discretion of the Neighborhood Housing & Relations Manager at any time.
  7. Rental companies may be suspended for up to 2 years for any violation of these terms and must pass all criteria to regain designation at the time of application.
  8. Every Property Manager, Owner and Landlord agrees to comply with the Neighborhood Housing Office Listing Service Agreement which is based on the expectation that such property owners/operators have a responsibility to the surrounding community to provide quality housing for all community members and are expected to hold their tenants to a standard of civic responsibility.
Disclaimer
The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and its Neighborhood Housing Office:

  • Does not inspect or offer any guarantee for the condition or quality of the rental units listed.
  • Does not endorse any of the listed properties.
  • Does not assume responsibility for, nor do we endorse or control links that result from any housing referral.
  • Does not assume responsibility for arrangement of rental contracts between individual tenants and landlords.

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Good Neighbor Rental Companies

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  • 1800 East Capital Drive LLC
  • Alex Whittow
  • Andre Baerri
  • Antonia Walzak
  • Aria Properties LLC
  • Bear Paw Management
  • Becky Moosbrugger
  • Bieck Management
  • Blankstein Enterprises
  • Bremen Street Apartments
  • Thomas Brittain
  • Bruce B Myslis
  • Lawrence & Rita Burns
  • Carl Van Hemelryk
  • Carol Reminga Steeno
  • Charles Alioto
  • Clara Dugan
  • Clark-Downer LLC
  • David Gottfried
  • Dianne Dietz Artmann DMDA, Ltd
  • Dominion Properties
  • East Gate Capital
  • East River LLC
  • Eastside Management
  • Elite Properties, Inc
F-M
  • Fala 7 Investments
  • Farwell Apartments LLC
  • Fox Properties LLC
  • Ghada Shakir
  • Hoops Management
  • James Mehail
  • Jana Rusk
  • John F. Bleidorn & Chris Beimborn
  • John T Mulcahy
  • Jonathan Gelfman
  • Karen Mann
  • Ken Wick
  • KRPM
  • Elizabeth Longo
  • LQuirk Properties
  • Mark Ralfs
  • Marshal Dixon
  • Mary Kay Waldman
  • Matt & Mary Suminski
  • Desired Properties LLC
  • McG Properties
  • Metro Investments
  • Michael Sherwood
  • Mick Yee
  • Mike MCMenimen
  • Mitcham Enterprises LLC
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  • Neil Young
  • New Land Enterprises, LLP
  • Paul Stafford
  • Phillip Pearl
  • Property Style LLC
  • Reid Webster
  • Riverside Rentals
  • Robert Zachman
  • Roberts Investments
  • Sal LoCoco
  • Schramm & Co Inc.
  • Scott Tucker
  • Sean Burns
  • Solochek Investments
  • Thomas Neumann
  • Tina Spheeris
  • Ting Ting
  • University Christian Ministries
  • Violetta Shapiro
  • Wellston Apartments
  • Wilkins Property Management
  • YSSR