In this third addition of our Resident Updates, we discuss the Center for Disease Control's guidance on the Coronavirus, our team's response to the recent pandemic, and some tips on how you and your family can get through a financial crisis or emergency...Read More
"The choice was easy to go with the Rent to Own program because of going through the info I got online...and the houses in the program were in the areas that we wanted to stay in which was close to my family."
- Darryl | Strong Blocks Rent to Own Milwaukee Resident
"I began to consider homeownership a couple of years ago, because my son is getting older and it has been driving me to want to leave something behind for him one day."
- Michael | Strong Blocks Rent to Own Milwaukee Resident
Do you have an old eviction haunting you, and you can't seem to find a decent home to live in? The tenant-landlord relationship is an important one, one where both sides of the relationship need to feel comfortable that the relationship won't be violated or taken advantage of.
When you apply for a new house or apartment to rent, the landlord will typically look into past court records. In the State of Wisconsin, this information is public and accessible to anyone on the Wisconsin Court Systems website. If a landlord or property manager sees past eviction judgments on your record, they may see you as a risk and assume you do not have "paying your living expenses" as a top priority; Some Landlords will use this in their decision to not rent to you even when the eviction was old. Here are some tips to consider to clear up your past so you can move forward...Read More
"I realized as my child got older the importance of homeownership for my family would be in order to continue to care for him at home."
- Jevita | Strong Blocks Rent to Own Milwaukee Resident
Although, home ownership has many benefits and is one of the leading ways to build wealth and create strong neighborhoods, rental housing provides a crucial option for many that are not able to qualify for a mortgage or choose to rent for another reason.
As a tenant, it is important to know your rights as a renter including your rights to your security deposit. So what should you know about your security deposit, how can you protect yourself, and how can you remedy a wrongfully taken security deposit? Read on...Read More