Step 9: Narrow Down Your Options

Once you find a couple potential housing options, check out a few free resources to help guide your decision. Check the unit you are interested in and the landlord in Wisconsin’s legal databases. The Department of Neighborhood Services collects records of every dwelling in Milwaukee. Look up the address of each residence on their website to check for any potentially troublesome issues with the property. You may also want to background check the landlord using the Wisconsin Circuit Court website. A simple name search may reveal any past legal issues with previous tenants, which should be taken into consideration before signing a lease. Contact the NHO to help you out!

Research rental listings and landlords using these resources:

UWM Neighborhood Housing Office

Department of Neighborhood Services

Wisconsin Circuit Court

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