We Are Seeds: #7 of 10
Action Item 7: Support Local Tenant Education!
Dane County, and the City of Madison in specific, have some of the most confusing and unbalanced landlord-tenant laws in the US. Thankfully, the Tenant Resource Center provides information on all updates to residency and eviction law (with law changes color-coded by year, and whether they affect tenants at the city, county, or state level), advocacy for tenants facing eviction, or with felony convictions that complicate housing searches, and a tenant bill of rights.
And throughout COVID-19, they’ve also offered information on qualifications and necessary paperwork to utilize the CDC eviction moratorium (which has been extended through March 31, 2021), and processed applications for rental assistance in July 2020 and February 2021.
Please note, due to COVID-19, Tenant Resource Center does not have in-person office hours. Instead, please call 608-257-0006 for help!
Why is this sustainable?
Affordable housing is a right and a necessity, and information and advocacy being freely available to all community members, regardless of income, is foundational to accomplishing this goal. Increasing and advocating for sustainability in other parts of your life is frequently contingent upon stable housing.
More information on the importance of affordable housing available at Sustain Dane.
Thank you so much for participating in We Are Seeds, the sustainability-conscious scavenger hunt by T.L. Luke here in Madison, WI! This event is part of Winter is Alive! a cooler world carnival (a city-wide, multi-disciplinary event fusing art and spectacle to revision climate change and activate a global relationship) in an effort to educate the community about local sustainable action items and to highlight 50 local small businesses who have gone above and beyond during this pandemic.
This event will be going on from February 12th - March 7th, 2021.
Did you know that if you find ALL 10 sustainability action items around Madison, you can be entered to WIN 1 of over 50 prizes, including a $100 downtown shopping spree, all donated by the incredible participating businesses?! Yeah, it's freaking true!
- Take a photo of all 10 illustrations.
- Post all 10 on Instagram or Facebook (make sure your profile is set to PUBLIC or else we will not see your post!).
- In your post, include @tl.luke (Instagram) or @tl.luke.art / T.L. Luke Art (Facebook) and #weareseedshunt.
- And that's it!! So easy!
On February 28th we will start compiling everyone who found all 10 and add you to the lottery! Winners will be picked on March 1st!
If you had trouble finding all 10, no worries! We'll be posting the locations of all the decals on March 1st so you can enjoy the hunt too!
Clues will be gradually posted at the following locations throughout the duration of the event:
- Visit Downtown Madison's We Are Seeds Event Page (more info here too!)
- Visit Downtown Madison Instagram (@visitdowntownmadison)
- T.L. Luke's Instagram (@tl.luke)
Happy hunting, Madison! And don't forget, we are the seeds of change in our community!
Illustrator & We Are Seeds Organizer: T.L. Luke
We Are Seeds Collaborator: Madison's Central Business Improvement District and City of Madison
Winter is Alive! Organizers: Tamsie Ringler, Bethany Jurewicz, and Karin Wolf
Sustainability Wisdom: Sustain Dane
Decal Fabricator: Billy Goat Graphics (Madison, WI)
T.L.'s Executive Assistant & Researcher: Eli Watson
"They buried us, but they didn't know we were seeds." - Dinos Christianopoulos