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Landlord Training Program


The award-winning Landlord Training Program operates out of the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) downtown location. Its goal is to teach landlords fundamental ways to keep illegal activity out of their property, and how to manage it if/when nuisance activity does appear. Considerable focus is also applied to operating according to the codes, laws and government directives that apply to rental properties as well as tried-and-true practices aimed at minimizing conflict and damage in area neighborhoods. This program was a runner-up for the Ford Foundation Harvard Kennedy School of Government Awards program, and a 1996 winner of the Innovations In Government award sponsored by the City of Milwaukee Mayor and Common Council.The classes are FREE, and held on a regular basis throughout the year at various locations to include local libraries. They are also held on evenings and weekends to accommodate virtually anyone's schedule. The classes are generally either one (1) five-hour session in one day, or two (2) 2.5-hour sessions over two evenings. Attendees get a free 100-page comprehensive manual, and handouts on a variety of legal and business issues related to managing property. Each class also includes professional guest speakers ranging from Court Commissioners and City Attorneys to towing companies and pest control.

  • 2020 Landlord Training Program Class Schedule: May through August


    • 2020 Entrenamiento para Proprietarios  (Thursday, July 23rd, 4- 8pm; Wednesday, August 26th, 10am - 3pm; Wednesday, September 9th, 10am – 3pm)

      • La capacitación de propietarios se ha cambiado al formato virtual para la seguridad de todos. (las clases virtuales no serán mayores que 20 asistentes)

        Para registrarse para una próxima clase de capacitación de propietarios:

        1) Incluya TODA la siguiente información en su correo electrónico: nombre, dirección completa + CIUDAD, ESTADO Y ZIP, dirección de correo electrónico, número de teléfono, para CADA persona interesada, y envíe un correo electrónico a la siguiente dirección: (* No incluir toda esta información no asegurará su lugar en la clase)

        2) Envíe un correo electrónico a: o llame al: (414) 286-3319, e incluya toda la información solicitada anteriormente.


To Register for an Upcoming Landlord Training Class:

*Please note: There has been surge in interest in these online classes, and there are smaller than the open-air ones of the past; we are doing what we can to provide more classes, but there are limits. Carefully following directions in registering, and checking this page for updates will aid in securing a spot in a class. (taking notes in the virtual class is a good idea)

1) Please INCLUDE ALL of the following information in your email: name, complete address + CITY, STATE & ZIP, email address, telephone number, and the date(s) of the class you prefer for EVERY person interested, and please email to the address below:  (* Failure to include all this information will not secure your spot in the class)

2) Email to:           or call: (414) 286-2954, and include all the information asked-for above. 



  1. Governor-Ordered Temporary Ban: on Pay Notices and Evictions (Emergency Order #15) (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!) Notice: it DOES NOT say a tennant cannot be evicted for 60 days for "Imminent threat of serious physical harm" to another!
  2. Also, landlord entry for non-emergencies to be avoided (Emergency Order #12) (Notice #3 "Prohibited Activities")

Gobernador Orden De Emergencia #12: Orden De Mas Seguro En Casa

Milwaukee Department of City Development, COVID-19 Resources for Business



For  links to resources in the Milwaukee Area during the Corona Virus Outbreak. Brought to you by: 

the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin:



The U.S House and Senate have passed $2.2 trillion COVID-19 Economic relief plan. Follow this link to a condensed version of that thousand-page document.


For Food Assistance:


For financial and miscellaneous assistance:

Stimulus check: If you have not filed your taxes for 2018 or 2019 you are not eligible. Individuals would get $1,200 and married couples would get $2,400

● Parents would get an additional $500 per child under 17

● Payments will be phased out for individuals making over $75,000 and no payments will be given for individuals making over $99,000.

● Payments will be phased out for couples making over $150,000 and no payments will be given for individuals making over $198,000

● People on Social Security are also eligible for these payments

● Those who didn’t earn anything are also eligible, although I’m not sure how they’re going to find how to pay them.


Unemployment :

● The following expansion of unemployment benefits is huge..

● Federal government would give jobless workers an additional $600 a week for up to 4 months on top of current state benefits.

● Extends unemployment benefits by an additional 13 weeks (good through December 31, 2020

● Most states offer 26 weeks, it will now be 39 weeks

● Removes the 1-week waiting period when someone loses their job so they can receive benefits immediately

● Provides unemployment benefits for the first time to self-employed workers and “gig-economy” workers (Uber, AirBnB, etc.)

● Includes unemployment benefits to furloughed workers (so companies don’t have to lay off employees in order for them to receive benefits)


This is pretty extensive. Usually, unemployment gives you 50% of what your weekly salary was. This additional $600 payment would give a lot of unemployed people their full salary, whether you have applied for Emergency Assistance in the past year, or not, do so. We Energies will not be charging late fees or disconnecting services. This will help provide more money for your budget. Are you aware that several local companies are aggressively hiring now? Some of these companies are Amazon, Walmart, Roundy’s (Pick ‘n Save, Metro Market) This URL will redirect you to jobs within Wisconsin area:




Apartment Life: A Student Guide (DNS-100)
Use this guide for helpful suggestions about apartment life.

Bedbug Brochure (DNS-311)
Tips for property owners and tenants to deal with bedbugs.

Contact Brochure for Property Owners (DNS-105)
Contacts for Milwaukee building and property owners.

Contactos Para Propietarios de Propiedades - (Spanish DNS-105S)
Contactos para Milwaukee propietarios de edificios y propiedades.

Handrail Sizes and Shapes
Use this document to install the required sizes and shapes for handrails.

Nuisance Noise Brochure (DNS-120)

Pitbull and Rottweiler Brochure (DNS-360)
This is the brochure for owners of Rottweilers and Pit-bulls. It covers ownership and handler information as well as kenneling requirements and licensing.

Pitbull y Rottweiler Brochure (DNS-360S)
Requisitos de la ordenanzade la cuidad de Milwaukee para los pitbull y rottweiler, correas y licencias, la cerca o jaula, distancia de la vía pública.

Rat Brochure (DNS-303)
Rat and rodent problems are handled by DNS. This is the process for getting rid of them.

So You Want to Be a Landlord (DNS-119)
A summary of city regulations that every new rental property owner needs to know.

Tenant Responsibility Guide (DNS-110)
Things a tenant must know about their responsibility.


The Landlord Training Program is paid for by Community Development Block Grant Funds.

City of Milwaukee Department of Administration Director Sharon Robinson 

 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

 Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, Room 104, Milwaukee, WI 53202


Mark Medrek


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CLASS IS AT-CAPACITY Virtual Landlord Training Program, Tuesday (15 person max)

07-07-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PM

Virtual Landlord Training

07-22-202010:00 AM  - 3:00 PMContact Stephanie Samarripa at: (414) 286-3319 or Please recognize there are only 15 spaces available, and a little turn-around between your email/voicemail, and registering, and updating the webpage. Please be patient, and carefully follow directions to ensure your best chance at reserving a spot in a class.

CLASS IS AT-CAPACITY Virtual Landlord Training Program, Thursday (15 person max)

07-23-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PM

Virtual Landlord Training

07-29-202010:00 AM  - 3:00 PMContact Stephanie Samarripa at: (414) 286-3319 or Please recognize there are only 15 spaces available, and a little turn-around between your email/voicemail, and registering, and updating the webpage. Please be patient, and carefully follow directions to ensure your best chance at reserving a spot in a class.

CLASS IS AT-CAPACITY! Virtual Landlord Training, Thursday (15 person max)

07-30-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PM

CLASS IS AT-CAPACITY Virtual Landlord Training, Saturday (15 person max)

08-08-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PM

CLASS IS AT-CAPACITY! Virtual Landlord Training (15 people max.)

08-22-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PMCLASS IS AT-CAPACITY! No more spaces are available. Please visit: for updates

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