WCIJ: The Tenant Resource Center in Madison, WI

WCIJ: The Tenant Resource Center In Madison, Wi

By Allison Dikanovic and Clara Neupert

Wisconsin Watch

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Wyconda Clayton’s home in Milwaukee is seen on July 17, 2020. She fell behind on rent while caring for her elderly mother, prompting her landlords to file for eviction. She received last-minute rental assistance through the state, but the landlords refused to accept it. She hopes to eventually remove the eviction from her public record under an agreement to move within 60 days.

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Wyconda Clayton is seen with pictures of family members inside her home in Milwaukee on July 17, 2020. She does not want to leave her Sherman Park neighborhood apartment, but her landlords pressed on with an eviction, refusing to accept last-minute aid from the state.

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Wyconda Clayton is seen inside her home in Milwaukee on July 17, 2020. Black women are at least twice as likely to have an eviction filed against them compared to white renters in Wisconsin and 16 other states, according to an ACLU analysis of 2012-16 Eviction Lab data.

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Rebecca Moore-Gnacinski is seen outside the offices of Berrada Properties, her landlord, in Milwaukee on August 10, 2020, after delivering a letter from the Milwaukee Autonomous Tenants Union demanding that Berrada cease an attempt to evict her.

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Members of the Milwaukee Autonomous Tenants Union walk with Rebecca Moore-Gnacinski, right, as the group prepares to deliver a letter demanding that Berrada Properties, Moore-Gnacinsky’s landlord, end its attempt to evict her on August 10, 2020.

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Members of the Milwaukee Autonomous Tenants Union and Rebecca Moore-Gnacinski, second from left, deliver a letter demanding that Berrada Properties, Moore-Gnacinsky’s landlord, end its attempt to evict her on August 10, 2020.

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The Tenant Resource Center in Madison, Wis., provides various services to renters and housing insecure individuals in the city. It is seen on July 10, 2020.