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Home : Services : Eviction Defense Project (Milwaukee & Dane counties)

Eviction Defense Project (Milwaukee & Dane counties)

Legal Action of Wisconsin's Eviction Defense Project (EDP) is court-based, FREE legal aid for low-income tenants who are facing eviction.  


At the EDP, eligible clients can obtain FREE legal aid with their evictions, including:

• Brief legal advice 
• Settlement assistance
• Document drafting
• Limited scope in-court representation 


Potential clients at both locations should bring:


• Proof of income (if any)

• Court papers

• Notices

• Rental agreements


The EDP has locations in Milwaukee and Dane Counties:


Milwaukee EDP

Milwaukee County Court House

901 N. 9TH ST., Room 411

Hours: 12:00PM-4:00PM

Mondays, Thursdays, and certain Wednesdays and Fridays

Call (414) 278-7722 to confirm Project availability and visit the Project during open hours to obtain services.


Dane EDP

Dane County Courthouse

215 S. Hamilton St., 2nd Floor

Madison, WI  53703

Intake at L1007 / Law Library

Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Tuesdays Only

Phone: (608)256-3304

Email: hmw@legalaction.org

Fax: (608) 256-0510

Tenants are strongly encouraged to request help from the EDP by contacting Heidi as soon as possible after the eviction case has been filed.  Tenants may also walk-in on Tuesdays, but should appear at least one hour before their scheduled court date. Whether or not the EDP can take the case will depend on the eligibility of the applicant and project capacity at the time the tenant applies for services.