May 29

In Milwaukee County, evictions hearings will resume on Thursday, May 28 — starting with the 300 cases that were filed before the moratorium went into effect. However, [Judge] Colon says new cases may not be heard in Milwaukee County until late June or early July.

WI Governor Tony Evers initiated a $25M rent assist program that will help a lot to avoid evictions. Those checks are being administered by local organizations. Here the organization is SDC. The first payments will be issued mid-June.

WI Unemployment has a backlog of 700,000 people who have not received their checks, many of whom’s applications have not been processed.
Eviction courts are not ready yet. Judge Colon has stated new filings will be heard in late June, early July.

For all of these reasons, owners should be prepared to work with their tenants. Not just for the tenants’ sake, not just because it is the right thing to do in many cases, but also because it is often the best decision for your business as well.

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