Landlord Resources

Using our Website

The Neighborhood Housing Office’s mission is to provide quality housing and landlords for University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee students. Registering as a Landlord on the Neighborhood Housing Office Listing Service provides many opportunities for landlords to advertise at events and in the office as well as online. By posting on the Neighborhood Housing Listing Service you may now upload images and 360 degree tours of your rental units. In order to list with us you must first agree to the Neighborhood Housing Office Listing Service Policy Agreement. Click here to view the landlord’s guide to using our website.

My Listings

Access your listings here. You can edit and update them with one click. All listings must be approved by Neighborhood Housing Office staff before they will be active in the Listing Service. You will receive an email confirmation when action is taken. Listings must be updated every fourteen (14) days. You can update your listings online or by contacting the Neighborhood Housing Office at (414) 229-6999 or

My Profile

Do you need to change your account information? Add a property manager? All your account information is available here.

Property Managers

Manage the information posted about your property managers.

Wisconsin Legal Blank

Need forms that you know are legal? You can purchase them through the Wisconsin Legal Blank. Do not use any lease if it is dated before 1999. The office supply store “lease in a box” is not recommended by the Neighborhood Housing Office. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Tenant Resource Center and they can provide free assistance (yes it’s for landlords too!).

UWM Landlord Training Session

Each Fall the Neighborhood Housing Office in conjunction with the City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services hosts a community forum to address the needs of UW-Milwaukee, their students, neighbors, and the City of Milwaukee in providing a decent, safe neighborhood for everyone. Attendance at the UWM Landlord Training Course fulfills the Landlord Training requirement for registration on the Neighborhood Housing Office Listing Service.

City of Milwaukee Landlord Training

To help provide quality landlords to students, the Neighborhood Housing Office requires all landlords who own more than four (4) rental units to attend the Department of Neighborhood Services Landlord Training Program, or a training class of an equivalent nature. You will be required to submit a certificate of completion of this training course before your landlord registration will process. For registration information, Email Be sure to include your name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during the day and the dates of the class you prefer – OR – call (414) 286-2954. If you have less than five (5) rental units please fill out the Landlord Training Opt-Out Form and return it to the Neighborhood Housing Office for consideration.

Wisconsin State Rental Weatherization Program

Starting January 1, 1985, most residential properties in Wisconsin have had to meet minimum energy conservation standards at the time of ownership transfer. Private state-certified inspectors are hired by owners to check properties for compliance with the standards.

City of Milwaukee Code of Ordinances

City of Milwaukee Background Check

The Milwaukee Municipal Court Case Information System has been created to make accessing case information convenient for everyone. This site includes data on the following types of cases: Municipal ordinance and traffic violations occurring within the limits of the City of Milwaukee, and Parking citations contested in court.

Homestead Tax Credit

The Homestead Credit is a tax benefit for renters and homeowners with low or moderate incomes. It is designed to lessen the impact of rent and property taxes. Qualifying persons can get back some or all of their state taxes withheld during the year. Those who do not have earnings, or whose earnings were too small to have taxes withheld, can get extra cash back from the State. If you meet all of the qualifications, you must complete a Wisconsin Homestead Credit Claim,Schedule H or Schedule H-EZ, to determine the amount of any benefit available.

Housing Discrimination

Changes to Housing Discrimination Prohibited Ordinance for City of Milwaukee, Section 109-5 states: “No person may engage in any act of discrimination with respect to housing against any individual on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, lawful source of income, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, past or present membership in the military service, familial status, or based upon affiliation with, or perceived affiliation with any of these protected categories.”

Tenant Problems

If you are having issues with your tenants please consider contacting the Neighborhood Housing Office for mediation. A Roommate Contract is available online for tenants to mediate their personal issues. The state also provides a Landlord Tenant Guide with answers to commonly asked question and suggestions for resolutions to tenant/landlord issues.

Milwaukee Citywide Building Information

The city provides public informational brochures including information on construction, code enforcement, environmental hazards and regulations, plumbing, and additional landlord training information.