Assistance for People Who Are Homeless in Madison, WI
Obtaining and maintaining safe and affordable housing is a key to being able to find successful employment. As a result, EmployAbility is attempting to obtain the means to facilitate a class on renting basics for people who are homeless in Madison, WI.
State legislature and community attitudes in Madison do not currently support providing opportunities for people who have less than perfect housing history to obtain affordable housing. Prospective tenants need to take the initiative to become educated on their rights and expectations of property owners as well as take steps to improve the aspects of their lives that have contributed to becoming homeless.
The RentAbility curriculum consists of lessons on completing apartment applications, maintaining an apartment, communicating appropriately with landlords and neighbors, and budgeting.