Temporary Housing

A number of resources in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area offer options for temporary housing. Below are websites and information to assist with temporary housing needs, as well as applicable programs and resources.

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If they have open availability, University Housing offers guest housing for both short and long term stays.

The Home Networks LLC provides furnished apartments, corporate housing, or temporary housing in Milwaukee for short term rentals of 30 days or more. 1 and 2 bedrooms apartments are available throughout the Milwaukee area, with all utilities included in rental rates. They can also accommodate specific special needs by request.

Another temporary housing option includes Airbnb. Law allows for a guest to stay up to 10 nights in a 12 month period.

Panther Families has a list of preferred hotels with discounted rates for short-term stays.

Emergency Housing and Homelessness

IMPACT is a Milwaukee county organization for those with emergency housing needs. This program prioritizes those with the most severe housing crisis needs first. A referral can be made through this organization for emergency shelter. Visit the website to contact IMPACT for arrangements.


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services describes various loans and programs available to people who qualify within the low income bracket. Programs include home improvement repairs and general improvements, such as free home weatherization and energy assistance. Visit their website for more details.

Home Energy + is a Wisconsin resource that helps low-income households reduce their energy burden by assisting with energy needs and home weatherization. Visit their website for more information.

WHEDA offers more information on the Section 8 Voucher Program, which helps families with very low to extremely low incomes rent decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing of their choice. Visit their website for more information about the voucher and how to apply.

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee provides public housing options. They have a wait list that can be signed up for – one for family and general occupancy and another for senior and disabled persons. They also provide more information on the Housing Choice Voucher Program, affordable market rate housing, other affordable housing, and emergency housing.

Wisconsin Law Library is a free online database of all up-to-date housing and tenant law within Wisconsin. Visit this site for any legal questions you may have. Additionally, the University Legal Clinic provides free legal assistance to enrolled students.