Wisconsin has a new law to protect victims of domestic violence.
The measure signed by the Governor this week would allow tenants to break their lease on a rental property if they or their children were in harm's way by remaining there.
Josh Freker of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence applauds the move. He says it was needed because some landlords would not allow tenants out of a lease, even if they are in physical danger.
Under the Safe Housing Act, the tenant will need proof of a restraining order or criminal complaint to get out of a lease.