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Community Resource Directory




Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin
Provides educational services to both landlords and tenants; industry forms, management consulting and legislative services.
702 N. High Point Rd., Ste,. 203, 53717

Building Inspection Unit, City of Madison
Offers inspection of rental properties to ensure buildings comply with codes.
Municipal Building, Rm. LL100, 53703

Common Wealth Development Inc.
Housing programs, including affordable rentals geared toward low- and moderate-income residents; tool-lending library.
1501 Williamson St., 53703

Community Development Authority, Madison
Moderate-income, owner-occupant low-interest housing rehabilitation loans available.
215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Rm 120, 53703

Dane County Housing Authority
Administers Section 8 and public housing rental assistance for all municipalities in Dane County, excluding the city of Madison; call for application. Free home buyer education and counseling programs; down-payment assistance program for first-time home buyers within Dane County (including the city of Madison).
2001 W. Broadway, Ste. 1, 53713

Equal Rights Division, Department of Workforce Development
Offers employment and housing services, including resolution of housing discrimination complaints.

Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison
Counseling, investigation and legal referral services to those who feel they have experienced discrimination in the rental, sales, homeowners insurance and mortgage markets. Information on fair housing laws. All services free.
600 Williamson St., Ste. L4, 53703
608-257-0853; complaint line: 877-647-FAIR

Future Madison Housing/Meridian
Affordable rental housing at various Madison-area locations.
PO Box 620800, Middleton, 53562

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County
Builds homes with low-income families. Call to volunteer or to apply for a home.
1014 Fiedler Ln., #29, PO Box 258128, 53725
608-255-1549; 608-255-1823 (fax)

Housing Initiatives Inc.
Housing for those who use mental health services.
1110 Ruskin St, 53704

Madison Area Community Land Trust (MACLT)
Provides affordable home ownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income people.
1501 Williamson St., 53703

Madison Community Cooperative
Eleven affordable community housing co-ops with shared kitchens and meal plans. Each house is run by the resident members; these are shared group houses, not apartments.
1202 Williamson St., Ste. C, 53703

Madison Development Corporation
Small-business financing and affordable apartment rental in Dane County.
550 W. Washington Ave., 53703

Madison Hostel
Inexpensive overnight accommodations; international dinners and concerts, speakers, slide shows, walking tours, hiking and bicycling trips and more.
141 S. Butler St., 53703

Movin' Out
Assistance for low- and moderate-income people interested in home ownership; downpayment assistance for people with disabilities.
600 Williamson St., 53703

Porchlight Inc.
Low-cost housing for homeless adults and families at sites throughout Dane County. Operates the men's drop-in shelter at Grace Episcopal Church, and Safe Haven, a shelter for homeless men and women with chronic mental illness.
306 N. Brooks St., 53715
608-257-2534; 608-257-2507 (fax)

Port St. Vincent de Paul
Low-cost shelter for homeless men, sponsored by the District Council of Madison, Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
221 S. Baldwin St., 53703

Project Home
Home repairs, weatherization, accessibility modifications and affordable housing to the low- to moderate-income residents of Dane County.
1966 S. Stoughton Rd., 53716
608-246-3737; 608-246-3722 (fax)

Quaker Housing
For people who seek affordable rental housing.
2110 Fisher St., 53713

Salvation Army
Shelter for families, women and those with medical issues; general gatekeeper and intake.
608-250-2298 (families); 608-250-2226 (single women)

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton House
Home for low-income, transient women and children.
1325 and 1327 Williamson St., 53703

Program for homeless; help in improving housing readiness.
300 Femrite Dr., 53716
608-222-7311 ext. 215; 877-661-9051

Tenant Resource Center Inc.
Information for tenants and landlords on rental rights and responsibilities; mediation services at eviction court or to avoid small claims court; and help finding housing, financial assistance, and services for homeless persons. Also maintains the Housing Help Desk, with a list of housing vacancies in Dane County updated weekly on Wednesday afternoon and organized according to size, rent amount and location. Lists are downloadable from the website. The website also lists links to other apartment and house rental websites.
1202 Williamson St., Ste. 102, 53703
608-257-0143 (administrative); 608-257-0006 (rental rights)(housing counseling) (administrative); (rental rights)

The Road Home
Serves homeless families with children; partners with 53 local congregations to provide shelter, meals and support for families.
128 E. Olin Ave., Ste. 202, 53713

Helps people find safe and decent, affordable, accessible and, when necessary, emergency housing. Web-based service and toll-free call center. TTD/TTY: 7-1-1.

Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development
For people who seek affordable rental housing.
121 S. Pinckney St., 53703

Housing for low-income women and single mothers with one child. Six-month minimum commitment required.
101 E. Mifflin St., 53703
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