The governor implemented the 60 day moratorium on evictions on March 27, but it was also coupled with $50 million aid from the federal CARES Act. Wisconsin saw a 4,075 reduction in eviction filings during this time, but now with the additional $600 in unemployment insurance ending, landlords and tenants are left to wait for the next federal COVID-19 relief package. In a recent Newsmakers, Colleen Foley, executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, provided advice for tenants during this uncertain time, "In terms of renters, take advantage of this public funding while it's available because it is going to go fast and there's a long line for it...I think [that] open lines of communication [between landlords and tenants] serves everyone and continued patience as much as possible," Foley said.
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