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WI (by Jim [WI]) Apr 29, 2009 7:14 PM
       WI (by Cat [WI]) Apr 29, 2009 9:07 PM
       WI (by Beth [W]) Apr 30, 2009 6:20 AM
       WI (by Beth [WI]) Apr 30, 2009 6:24 AM
       WI (by billy [MA]) Apr 30, 2009 7:27 AM
       WI (by Lynda [TX]) Apr 30, 2009 11:33 AM
       WI (by John... [MI]) Apr 30, 2009 1:25 PM

WI (by Jim [WI]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2009 7:14 PM

State Specific Question About: WISCONSIN (WI)

Does WI Landlord have choice about Section 8 Tenant whether to consider or not. (section 8 is govt. subsidize rent) --75.128.xxx.xxx

WI (by Cat [WI]) Posted on: Apr 29, 2009 9:07 PM

I am not sure about all cities in Wisconsin as some may have stricter laws, but as far as I know, a landlord in most of the cities, are not required to accept Section 8.

The best thing to do, would be to call your local Section 8 office and ask them. They should know.

Sorry I could not be of more help. I do have Section 8 tenants and I am usually happy with most if not all of them. Just screen like any other applicant.

Hope this helps a little.

Cat --207.190.xxx.xxx

WI (by Beth [W]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2009 6:20 AM


WI (by Beth [WI]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2009 6:24 AM

In Madison, you cannot deny just because they are section 8. You have to consider section 8 money as income, I believe. Also, even if they don't meet income requirements, if they have been renting a similar priced apartment recently then you cannot deny them on the basis of income. Also, if they are not on section 8 while renting from you and then do get on section 8 you have to take them as a section 8 tenant. This is just Madison. However, you don't have to renew a lease. --66.82.x.xx

WI (by billy [MA]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2009 7:27 AM

get a copy of your state landlord tenant laws before u get in real trouble.maybe a local guy can point u in right direction.hopefully there is a book of them like in mass.we cannot discriminate on source of income in mass but if we just do mtm the housing wont accept us for section 8.sob --208.58.x.xx

WI (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2009 11:33 AM

Jim, go up to the top of this pg in in the blue lettering, click on 'Landlord/Tenant State Laws.' Choose WI and PRINT the whole thing. Put in a 3-ring binder on your desk for reference! --140.140.xx.x

WI (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2009 1:25 PM

Then set it aside because it won't answer your question -- which is going to depend on WHERE you live in WI. :)

- John...


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