On Monday, the City-County Homeless Issues Committee heard a presentation on a report from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty during its first meeting of the new year. The presentation looked at the Center’s Housing, Not Handcuffs report, which looks at how cities around the country treat acts such as sleeping or sitting […]
“Housing is a human right”—that’s the rallying cry of representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, along with other social and economic justice advocates around the country. Today on the show, Ali digs into the history of housing segregation and the effects of the affordable housing crisis locally and nationally with attorney Heidi Wegleitner from the […]
A few weeks ago, we aired an episode about the opposition to the Air National Guard’s proposal to site a fleet of F-35 fighter jets at Madison’s Truax Field. For today’s show, guest host Brenda Konkel sits down with local officials to get updates on the F-35s and the city and county resolutions opposing them. […]
A new project from is offering legal defense services for those facing eviction in Dane County. Housed at the Dane County Courthouse, the Eviction Defense Project provides tenants facing eviction with access to free civil legal aid and on-site, limited scope, representation. Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with Heidi Wegleitner of Legal Action of Wisconsin […]
A new eviction resource center by Legal Action of Wisconsin offers legal services for families and individuals facing eviction in Dane County. One UW professor found more than 2,500 people on average were evicted each year in the county between 2000 and 2015. Legal Action of Wisconsin has lawyers to assist tenants facing eviction in […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with guest Heidi Wegleitner about a landlord rights bill being considered in the Assembly. Ms. Wegleitner is Dane County Supervisor for District 2, a housing rights lawyer, and co-coordinator for United Legal Workers.