Legal Action of Wisconsin; Community Lawyer Project - $147,784

Project staff will engage in direct representation and strategic litigation directly related to a person’s housing safety or stability. Staff will also develop and facilitate community education through written materials, guides, and training workshops. These training resources will be designed for renters in the Beloit community as well as for the social service agencies supporting people at risk of homelessness.

This work aligns with the Beloit Area Taskforce on Homelessness’ strategic plan, in particular the strategies to

1. Utilize and provide education on legal empowerment tools,

2. Have legal representation present in court and/or access to assistance prior to going to court, and

3. Teach tenants how to assert their rights in a positive way.