Governor Evers announces plan for affordable housing

Governor Tony Evers has announced a statewide plan focused on providing safe, affordable housing and rental units as part of his 2023-25 biennial budget proposal.

The announcement came Sunday The governor’s office says the plan include a comprehensive, multi-pronged package of initiatives designed to address the unique challenges facing Wisconsin renters.

That would include renovating existing housing, improving rental unit safety, providing legal aid for evictions, and expanding renter protections; According to the office.

Governor Evers says today’s announcement builds on his previous investments during the pandemic.

According to the governor’s office, From 2011 to 2019, the Wisconsin Legislature passed more than 100 changes to landlord-tenant law, including eroding the ability of local governments to enact ordinances regulating the landlord-tenant relationship and hindering the ability of cities like Milwaukee to manage problematic landlords.