Our advice, tips, and guides to use when looking for housing.

  • Common Questions About Section 8/ Housing Choice Vouchers
    At this time the waitlist for Section 8 vouchers in Dane County is closed due to excessive wait times. To check the status, visit here What are housing choice vouchers? The housing choice voucher […]
  • The Essentials Before Moving Out of an Apartment
    Moving can be exciting and overwhelming. There’s so much to do! Before you’re elbow-deep in packing peanuts, let’s make sure you are taking all of the necessary steps to move out of your current apartment. You want an easy transition to your new place, and you want to do everything you can to try and get your security deposit back, so let’s review what you need to do before you move out of your apartment.
  • A Guide to Apartment Utilities
    When considering an apartment it can be easy to look at the rent and budget from there, but your rent is only part of your cost. When meeting with a potential landlord be sure […]
  • The Wisconsin Homestead Credit Explained
    The Homestead Credit is a tax break designed to help low to middle income Wisconsinites off set the effect of rent and property taxes. You can collect this credit even if you do not file your taxes. […]
  • Guide for Your Apartment Tour
    In the chaos of trying to find an apartment, it can be tough to know what to look for during a walk through Sometimes you may only get a couple of minutes to tour […]
  • Community Resource Guides
    Within the greater Madison area we have a number of help providers who have compiled lists of resources available for a wide range of issues. From Covid-19 testing to free phones, there are a […]
  • Eviction Prevention in Madison
    The Tenant Resource Center Information The Tenant Resource center is a great resource for those who have already received an eviction notice, or who have questions regarding eviction. They have a number of useful […]
  • Calling About an Apartment
    It can be intimidating to cold call a landlord, but this handy worksheet is designed to guide you in your call and help you determine whether an apartment would fit your needs. Questions about […]
  • Guide to Searching for Housing on Apartments.com
    Apartments.com is the leading online apartment listing website, offering renters access to information on more than 1,000,000 available units for rent. Apartments.com is supported by the industry’s largest professional research team, which has visited […]
  • Guide to Searching for Housing on Craigslist
    Craigslist can be a great tool for finding housing. On this website, landlords can advertise their apartments for free and people can search for ads when they need housing. Users then contact each other […]
  • How to Avoid Scams When Searching for Housing
    The following guidance was prepared by Housing Navigation Staff member Mr. Brian Kelley. Do not make payments to anyone you have not met in person. If a person says they are not able to […]
  • Top Tips to Avoiding Landlord Issues
    Tip 1: Bring Your PaperworkOne of the best ways to win over a prospective landlord is to be prepared. To get a competitive edge over other applicants, bring the following when you meet the […]
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