Wisconsin Apartment Association

Connecting the Rental Community . . .

Right Next Door and Across the State.


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

More on meetings


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.



Wisconsin Apartment Association (WAA), the geographically largest professional trade association in Wisconsin, represents exclusively owners of investment real estate and over 45,000 units.

Association membership is a valuable investment in your real estate.  It is an investment that will pay for itself over and over again.  Although the most visible benefit you will receive is the regularly published, informative newsletter, there is so much more that your investment does for you.

The WAA, with the help of its partner, the Wisconsin Rental Housing Legislative Council (WRHLC), makes sure that your voice is heard and your interests are protected in the halls of the Capitol in Madison.  WAA and WRHLC support help to draft legislation that is helpful to investment property owners, and spend significant time and resources trying to limit legislation that negatively impacts our industry.

Through its educational foundation, Rental Housing Resources (RHR), the WAA has a large selection of educational offerings.  These educational sessions allow you to not only invest in your properties, but also to invest in yourself.

Most of the members are also served by a local affiliate.  Some of the greatest value of your membership comes from your local.  Most have either monthly or quarterly meetings and have their own newsletter.  The local affiliate allows you to be aware of issues specific to your area.  In addition, the members of these locals are your peers and their meetings allow you to mingle, network, and share information with others who are facing similar challenges and situations.

Please contact, Southern Wisconsin Landlord Association, at postmaster@racineswla.org, with questions you may have.  

WAA's website