Man being evicted from his home or apartment with all the property tossed outside

States still lag in getting assistance to struggling renters

BY: - July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — State and local officials disbursed $1.5 billion in rental assistance during June—more than during the entire previous five months—to help households falling behind on rent and utilities, according to U.S. Treasury data released Wednesday. That progress in getting slow-moving federal dollars to struggling renters comes as the Biden administration and housing advocates have […]

Oneida County Courthouse

Oneida Co. judge threatens to jail a woman for not spending her stimulus check on rent

BY: - June 8, 2021

A 22-year-old single mother in Oneida County faces 60 days in jail for contempt of court because she didn’t spend her stimulus check on back rent or give her debit card to her landlord’s lawyer after she was ordered to do so by a judge. The woman, Cassandra Beatty, has been fighting an eviction for […]

The Milwaukee Autonomous Tenants Union holds a picket outside of S2 Real Estate (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Milwaukee rent activists call for rent cancellation

BY: - February 8, 2021

On the evening of Feb. 1, as Marlene Peace, a Milwaukee resident and grandmother, stood outside the doors of S2 Realty in Milwaukee, her frustration rose as the temperature continued to drop. Peace had traveled to the building hoping to help her daughter pay her rent. “I’m here because my daughter has a special needs […]

A Milwaukee County Sheriff vehicle parked below a bridge being crossed my protesters. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

The struggle over the future of Milwaukee County’s 2021 budget

BY: - November 13, 2020

The Milwaukee County 2021 budget was signed on Thursday by Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, yet a debate continues over what direction the budget should take in the future. The central problem before county supervisors is the $42.5 million budget gap for this year, which was created due to the pandemic. The county board faced […]


Landlord groups to apartment owners: Hit ‘pause’ on evictions

BY: - June 11, 2020

While a state moratorium on evictions ended two weeks ago, two apartment associations are urging landlords to hold off on expelling tenants who are behind on their rent as COVID-19 persists and with it record-high unemployment. “Our success as housing providers is dependent on the financial stability of both our tenants and the communities within […]


The scourge of privacy

BY: - July 24, 2019

I like privacy as much as the next person. I don’t want anybody tapping my phone or peeking through my windows. I’m even irked that whenever I go online to shop for, say, chainsaws or hiking boots, every other web site I go to afterward reminds me of my interest in these products. But as […]