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
Independent Living Resources
Upcoming Training: Next class expected to begin in April
Location: 1839 NE Couch Street, Portland 97232
Cost to public: Free
Contact number for sign up: 503-232-7411
Location: 1125 SE Madison Street, Portland OR 97214 Suite #103B
Dates: Wednesdays, 10:00am-1:00pm - Feb 25 through April 1, 2015
Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00pm - Feb 28 through April 4, 2015
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm - March 25 through April 29, 2015
Saturdays, 5:00pm-8:00pm - March 28 through May 2, 2015
Notes: This training meets once a week, for 6 weeks. There is no childcare available and only registered participants may attend. If you have disability needs, please let us know ahead of time so we can try to best accomodate.
How to register - pick which option works best for you:
Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle
Location: 1712 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland OR 97232
Cost to public: Free
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm - May 19th-June 25th
How to register -
Young Minds of Awareness
Upcoming Training: Six week course beginning Friday, February 13, 2015 ending March 20, 2015
Time: Fridays 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 3802 NE MLK BLVD. Portland, OR. 97212
Cost to public: $40 ($20 for YMA clients)
Contact number for sign up: 503-975-7992
SEI Community and Family Programs
No current information available. Please call 503-285-0493 for any questions regarding the program.
Human Solutions, Inc.
No current information available. Please call 503-548-0200 for any questions regarding the program.
Transition Projects, Inc.
No current information available. Please call 503-280-4700 for any questions regarding the program.
Community Action Serving Washington County
Next Training: Call Community Action at 503-640-3263 to register for next available series of classes.
Llame al 503-726-0821 para información acerca de otras clases de Rent Well en español.
Clackamas County Social Services
Next Trainings: Classes are ongoing and available. Classes usually take place on Mondays 11am-1:30pm in Oregon City and Tuesdays 5:00pm-7:30pm in Milwaukie. Call 503-650-5647 for intake and 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
Next Trainings: Rent Well classes in Clark County are only offered through specific agencies for their clients.
Eligibility: Participants must be engaged in services through one of the agencies listed below, check with your case manager to see if a class is available.
Notes: Classes are offered through Share, Second Step Housing, CVAB, Community Services NW, The Salvation Army, Impact NW, TPI and the Vancouver Housing Authority.
The Longview Housing Authority in Cowlitz County, WA offers Rent Well classes through a partnership with Clark County.
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.