Monthly Meetings

What do we do at the meetings. What time and where are they.


An Organization of Professional Property Owners.
Southern Wisconsin Landlords Association
Providing education and assistance to
Racine area real estate investors since 1988

A member of The Wisconsin Apartment Association.

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Our Next Meeting:

SWLA meetings are open to all landlords

Monthly every third Monday

6:00pm Social Time

Light meal

($5.00 per person)

6:30pm Meeting Time

Non Members First meeting FREE

$20 Fee for each subsequent meeting

Applied to membership fee when you join


Wednesday, March 14, is Legislative Day. We need you to join us in Madison for a Fun Educational Day. PLEASE join us.

Regular Meetings

March 19

April 16

May 21

June 18

Meeting Location:

Harbor Lite Yacht Club

559 State Street
Racine, WI 53402
(262) 634-9280

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2018 WAA Spring Landlord Education and Trade Show

FREE Landlord/Crime Free Multi-Housing Rental Seminar

Presented in partnership by the Kenosha Police Department
& the Kenosha Landlord Association

To register for an upcoming seminar please contact
the Kenosha Police Department Crime Prevention Unit



“Free landlord training in Milwaukee"

(NOT the class by Tristan Pettit)

The award-winning Landlord Training Program operates out of the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) downtown location.Its goal is to teach landlords fundamental ways to keep illegal activity out of their property, and how to manage it if/when nuisance activity does appear. Considerable focus is also applied to operating according to the codes,laws and government directives that apply to rental properties as well as tried-and-true practices aimed at minimizing conflict and damage in area neighborhoods. This program was a runner-up for the Ford Foundation Harvard Kennedy School of Government Awards program, and a 1996 winner of the Innovations In Government award sponsored by the City of Milwaukee Mayor and Common Council.

The classes are FREE, and held on a regular basis throughout the year at various locations to include local libraries. They are also held on evenings and weekends to accommodate virtually anyone's schedule. The classes are generally either one (1) five-hour session in one day, or two (2) 2.5-hour sessions over two evenings. Attendees get a free100-page comprehensive manual, and handouts on a variety of legal and business issues related to managing property. Each class also includes professional guest speakers ranging from Court Commissioners and City Attorneys totowing companiesand pest control.


Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month. 6:00 pm social time 6:30 pm meeting.

What do we do at the meetings?

SWLA has a speaker at most of our monthly meetings and these speakers are often from the agencies which affect or oversee our businesses. We have had prosecuting attorneys, public advocate attorneys, members from the city inspection team, center for conflict resolution, the drug task force, and many, many more. Our members gain a wealth of knowledge from these speakers as they get an opportunity to hear the perspective of the speaker and to also ask questions about how we can work with them to make both their job and ours easier. Many members are more comfortable when they go to these various individuals with a concern and remind them they met at a SWLA meeting. Our speakers always comment on the professionalism of our group. SWLA membership and by extension the WAA membership, gives an increased stature in the community.

In the past year just some of the guests/topics included the following:

  • Property Insurance- Are you properly insured and are you aware of the different types of coverage.
  • Representative from the Office of the Wisconsin Consumer Affairs-Described how complaints against Landlords are handled.
  • Rick Heller- Racine’s Chief Building Inspector discussed the changes in policy for his group.
  • Representatives from the Kenosha/Racine Lead-Free community partnership.
  • Representatives from local banks presented information on doing property flips and how to pay for them.
  • When Racine got a new Chief of Police, he spoke at our meeting.
  • A forum with Rep John Lehman and Bill McReynolds, both at that time running for State Senator.
  • An annual Trade Show with local merchants and associate members providing examples of their products and services.


Where do we meet for meetings?

Harbor Lite Yacht Club


559 State Street
Racine, WI 53402
(262) 634-9280