Affordable Rental Associates, LLC

Apartments and Houses For Rent in Milwaukee. • All Prices, Mostly Southside.

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Help Wanted: Maintenance and Repairs

  • Part Time and Full Time Hourly Positions Available
  • Must be reliable
  • Apply in person at 1020 W National Ave, call 414-643-5635 or email

To keep you and our staff safe, we've made changes to reduce the number of people in our waiting area and other person to person contact.

  • 1020 W National Ave • Milwaukee WI 53204 • (414) 643-5635 •
  • Phone Hours: Weekdays 9 AM to 4 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM
  • We want great tenants and offer a $100 Security Deposit on units marked with *** to qualified new tenants with a well documented 3 year good rental history.
  • Se habla Español
  • For rent showings are by appointment only. Please Call (414) 643-5635 to schedule
  • After seeing a unit, you may apply online, or request a paper application by mail.
  • Tenants may pay rent using our our online payment portal, by mail, pay by phone with a credit or debit card. You may also drop off your properly filled out money order made out to the correct owner name in the mail slot of our office at 1020 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204. Call 414-643-5635 with questions

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How To Apply at Affordable Rentals

To see a vacant unit:

To apply for a rental:

Along with the completed application, we require:

We want great tenants and offer the best applicants a $100 Security Deposit Option

We reject applications for the following causes:

  1. Evictions Judgments or Stipulated Agreements to Vacate the premises within the past 3 years. We may consider applicants with one eviction more than 12 months ago, with a double security deposit if all other criteria are met.
  2. Utility Disconnections or Utility Collection Actions within the past 2 years.
  3. Insufficient or Non Verifiable Income. We require consistent, stable, verifiable income of at least 2 times the rent. You must be at your current job for at least 90 days with a reasonable expectation of continued consistent employment. Government Benefits, Child Support, FoodShare and other verifiable, consistent income are considered income and not subject to 90 day rule. If you have a HCV (Section 8) voucher, the amount the Housing Authority will pay towards your rent is counted as income. If we cannot independently verify your income, we may require a third party verification. The service charges $10 for each applicant whose income we should consider.
  4. Criminal Convictions* relating to property damage, or crimes that indicate a disregard for the safety, rights and peace of others, within the following time frames:
    • Municipal Convictions within past 2 Years
    • Misdemeanor Convictions within past 3 years
    • Felony Convictions within 5 years of the latter of release from custody or supervision.
    • Registered Sex Offenders may be prohibited in all areas where our properties are located per Milwaukee Ordinance 106-51.
    • Convictions related to prostitution within 10 years of the latter of release from custody or supervision.

    • *Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis for applicants with criminal convictions who have otherwise met all other criteria, upon documentable factors, for example, but not limited to, a letter from a parole agent or other official on their letterhead or a valid Wisconsin "certificate of qualification for employment." It is the applicants' responsibility to provide all documentation and information necessary for us to approve your application.

  5. Non Verifiable Rental History or Negative Landlord References.
    • First time renters require double security deposit.
    • Negative or non-verifiable landlord references will result in rejection. We verify property owner through municipal property ownership records
  6. Poor Housekeeping at current home. We do pre acceptance home visits, which must be completed satisfactorily prior to acceptance.
  7. Incomplete Applications It is the applicants' responsibility to provide all documentation and information necessary for us to approve your application.

Thinking of renting for prostitution or drug dealers? Don't try it here!

Pet Policy

rev. 2023-07-31

Be Aware of Scams!!!

Affordable Rentals does not accept cash for rent or deposit, ever!Applications and payments are only accepted online or by mail or our mail slot at Affordable Rental Associates, LLC • 1020 W National Ave • Milwaukee, WI 53204 Once you are accepted you must pay the move in money online, our mail slot or by mail with a cashiers check or money order only.

If someone asks you to pay cash at one of our empty apartments, they are trying to steal from you. Don’t be a victim. Call the POLICE!!! and report it to Affordable Rentals at (414) 643-5635