Fair Housing

​​​​​​​​​The Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) supports fair housing practices by contracting with an outside agency to provide fair housing services statewide. It​ is illegal to discriminate against persons in housing based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or family status according to both state and federal law. In Wisconsin, it is also illegal to discriminate based on ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or lawful source of income for housing. Some local fair housing laws may include additional areas of discrimination.


The Department of Administration publishes a Request for Bid every three years for agencies that have the capacity to provide fair housing counseling and enforcement services statewide. To be eligible for the fair housing contract, agencies must have the following: 

  • ​Experience in complaint investigations and follow-up on fair housing issues.
  • Experience in training and outreach on fair housing issues.
  • Provide in-office access in at least one location in Wisconsin, which must be staffed a minimum of 40 hours per week. 
  • Have a toll-free phone number and website available for Wisconsin residents to file complaints. 

Current Fair Housing Contractor

​For fair housing inquiries or complaints, please contact the current fair housing contract agency, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council. 

     Telephone: (414) 278-1240 or (877) 647-3247

     Website: Metropolitation Milwaukee Fair Housing Council 

Request for Bid

The next Request for Bid will be available in spring 2025.

Fair Housing Plan 

​​2010-2014 Wisconsin Fair Housing Plan

2015-2019 Wisconsin Fair Housing Plan​​​​

Additional Fair Housing Resources

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Telephone: (608) 266-6860
Website: Wisconsin's Fair Housing Law & Complaint Process

(414) 297-3214
Housing Discrimination Hotline
(800) 669-9777, TTY (800) 877-8339