Want to Become a Successful Tenant? Rent Well can Help
Renting is more complicated than many people understand. It’s a business relationship, and you need to understand your rights and responsibilities to be a successful renter.
Rent Well is a 15-hour tenant education class that helps you become a successful, stable renter by providing information that can help you build a positive relationship with your landlord. Additionally, if you have ever been denied housing, Rent Well can help you explore any screening barriers you may have, such as evictions, credit problems or criminal history. The class will walk you through steps to address those barriers and prepare you to be a successful, stable tenant in the future.
Who can benefit from the Rent Well Tenant Education Program?
What will I learn in a Rent Well Tenant Education Class?
How will a Rent Well Tenant Education Class help prepare me to be a successful renter?
When and where are classes held?
If you are a client of a community agency check with that agency first to find out if there may be a Rent Well class available for you.
Rent Well classes are held at a wide variety of community agencies for their clients and for those who meet their eligibility criteria.
The following are just a few of these type of offerings.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Location: 833 SE Main Street, Portland OR 97214 Suite #330 Office, #214 meeting room
Dates: Wednesday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - July 30 through Sept 3
Saturdays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm - Aug 2 through Sept 6
Notes: This training meets once a week, for 6 weeks.
There are two options to enroll, pick the one the works best for you:
Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle
Location: 1712 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland OR 97232
Upcoming Trainings: Classes start June 3rd for 6 weeks through July 10th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:30pm.
Young Minds of Awareness
Upcoming Trainings: Next class starting June 2, 2014. Cost is $40 for the public (enrollees can pay $20 to start and $20 before graduation). To enroll, please call 503-975-7992.
Location: 627 NW 18th Ave Portland, Oregon 97209
Upcoming Trainings: Every monday for six weeks from June 9 through July 14th, from 1:00-4:00pm please call 503-248-6364 X301.
Registration: This class is first come first served. Sign-ups begin on June 2nd at 9:00am. Please call 503-248-6364 to reserve your spot.
Note: For women only. Snacks will be provided. Childcare is not provided.
SEI Community and Family Programs
No current information available. Please call 503-285-0493 for any questions regarding the program.
Transition Projects, Inc.
Upcoming training: The next class at TPI will be every Monday from 1pm-4pm from July 21st-August 25th, at the TPI Day Center located at 650 NW Irving in Portland. There are 12 seats available. Public enrollment is first come first serve, please call 503-280-4700 or walk in to register.
Community Action Serving Washington County
No current information available. Please call 503-640-3263 for any questions regarding the program.
Clackamas County Social Services
Next Trainings: Classes are ongoing and available. Call 503-650-5647 for next available class.
Eligibility: Participants must be Clackamas County residents to be eligible for this class.
Notes: Participants must attend an intake screening, call for appointment.
Clark County Social Services
Eligibility: Participants must be engaged in services through specific organizations.
Notes: Classes are offered through Share, Second Step Housing, CVAB and the Vancouver Housing Authority.
The Longview Housing Authority in Cowlitz County, WA will begin offering Rent Well classes through a partnership with Clark County in September.
Home Forward does not offer Rent Well classes.
Staff of non-profit organizations who wish to become certified instructors or landlords with questions about the program can contact Home Forward for more information.