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Landlord Training Program

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.


To Register for an Upcoming Landlord Training Class:

*Please note: sign-up closes the day before the class, but you may be able to attend as a walk-in--if room and materials allow--the day of the class itself. (Walk-ins will be accepted in the order they sign-in the day of the training.) p.s. Bringing note-taking materials 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. 


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.

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Contact Us

Department of Neighborhood Services
Landlord Training Program (LLTP)
841 N. Broadway,
Room 105
Milwaukee, WI 53202


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THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. More information may be obtained at (414) 286-8444

04-25-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Lake Tower, 4001 S 6th St-3rd Floor Classroom.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED! Landlord Training, Villard Square Library, Wednesday

05-06-20201:30 PM  - 7:30 PMVillard Square Library, 5190 N 35th St-Community Room.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED! Sorry. Landlord Training, East Library-Ellipse Room, Saturday

05-30-202010:30 AM  - 4:30 PMEast Library-Ellipse Room, 2320 N Cramer St

Landlord Training, Lake Tower, Tuesday

06-11-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Lake Tower: 3rd-Floor Classroom, 4001 S 6th St

Landlord Training, Bay View Library-Community Room, Tuesday

06-30-20201:30 PM  - 7:30 PMBay View Library-Community Room, 2566 S Kinnickinnic Av, Milwaukee, WI

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