Preferred Tenant Program

Preferred Tenant ProgramEnroll in the Preferred Tenant Program!

All students should complete the Preferred Tenant Program (PTP) before moving off-campus. PTP is a free, self-paced rental education course offered online through Canvas.

This program provides students with the knowledge they need to become successful student tenants. Students who complete the program will also be offered discounts ($250 off security deposit and/or 2% off monthly rent) on their rent from participating landlords (see below for the list).

The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Off-Campus Resource Center seeks to educate students about living off-campus while also enhancing community involvement. Completion of the program offers incentives to the Preferred Tenant from specific landlords and property management companies.

UWM partners with both on-campus and off-campus partners to bring you PTP and we strive to include the most up to date information.

You can enroll in PTP on Canvas:

Student Learning Outcomes

By completing the Preferred Tenant Program, we hope that:

  1. Students will know where to find on and off campus resources that assist with navigating living off campus and commuting. 
  2. Students will feel comfortable creating an actionable plan for moving and living off-campus.
  3. Students will feel confident navigating conversations such as with landlords/ management companies.
  4. Students will be aware of the City of Milwaukee ordinances relevant to living off-campus.  
  5. Students will be aware of their responsibilities as a community member. 

Landlord/Rental Company Information:

How to join the program

Landlords/ Management Companies can sign up to join the program using the following form: Landlord/Rental Company Registration

Landlords and rental companies participating in this program with UWM agree to provide a discount of 2% off monthly rent and/or $250 off security deposits to tenants who have completed the Preferred Tenant Program class.

Tenants receive a lease addendum to certify they have completed the course and are eligible for the discount on rent, that is good as long as they are a student at UWM. Student-tenants in the course learn about rental rights and responsibilities. These are must-rent-to tenants who want to have a positive experience living in the neighborhood. ​

Preferred Tenant Program Participating Landlords

Rental Company/ Landlord NameGood Neighbor ParticipantPreferred Tenant Program ParticipantPreferred Tenant DiscountInternational Student Friendly Landlord
GreenFlatsNoYes2% Off Monthly RentN/A
The Park at 1824YesYes2% Off Monthly RentYes
David GottfriedYesNoN/AN/A
Ben HeinenYesYes$250 off security depositN/A
Lawerence and Rita BurnsYesYes $250 off security depositN/A
Andres Real EstateYesYes$250 off security deposit N/A
Northland ApartmentsNo Yes$250 off security depositN/A
Laurie PevnickYesYes$250 off security deposit Yes
Green Door Realty & Property Management LLCYesYes$250 off security deposit Yes

Proceed to step 2: Determine the best environment for you