Welcome to the Wisconsin Apartment Association
When WAA was formed 46 years ago, our goal was to provide education, leadership, and representation to enable rental housing providers to operate their businesses responsibly, ethically and successfully.
Now, as we face the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s difficult for landlords to know what actions to take and what to say to their tenants. But one thing is sure – WAA’s purpose continues to guide us.
Here’s what we're providing:
- TASK FORCE: We have established a COVID-19 Task Force to keep all property owners around the state knowledgeable on legal and legislative issues surrounding the COVID-19 issue. This Task Force is made up of WAA’s two legislative liaisons, and a representative from each of the 20 Local apartment associations around the state, plus attorneys & advisors.
- FREE WEBINARS: Each Friday, at 11:00 a.m., via ZOOM Webinar, the Task Force will keep landlords up to date on how the situation is affecting landlords and their tenants. Anyone may ‘attend’ the webinar free, and can submit written questions in advance via the Contact Us form on this website, or during the webinar via the ZOOM Chat feature. Register for any or all of the future webinars on Zoom by clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
- FACEBOOK POSTINGS: You may also view WAA Facebook presentations by Chairman Corina Eufinger and Chris Mokler for up-to-date and accurate information. Because there’s a lot of inaccurate information out there! Please also check out the Wisconsin Apartment Association Covid 19 Informational Group page.
We know it is no longer ‘business as usual’, but we are open for business and hope that you’ll see WAA as a trusted companion. We are here to represent you at the Capitol, and ready to help you however we can. Meanwhile, we wish you and your tenants good health and the confidence that we will make it through this - we are all in this together!
Join WAA today, because NOW is the time to take the next step!
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