Rent Well, a program of Transition Projects, is a 15-hour tenant education program taught by certified instructors in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Clark, and Cowlitz counties. The course, which is typically taught in 3 to 6 weeks, covers key information and skills for becoming a responsible, successful, and stable tenant.

During this class, participants learn to identify potential screening barriers, understand how and why a landlord will screen them, review important personal records; such as credit, civil, and criminal reports, create an individualized plan for stable housing, build a household budget that makes paying rent a priority, review rental agreements to understand common terms and expectations, understand the landlord’s perspective, communicate effectively with neighbors and landlords, move-in and move-out of rental units in a professional manner, understand the eviction process and how to avoid it, and maintain a clean, safe, and healthy home.

Rent Well is currently taught throughout the Portland metro area by close to 300 certified instructors. Each certified instructor has been through an intensive 2 day training and yearly re-certification trainings.

We believe that everyone deserves the right to live well, be well, and Rent Well.

For Tenants

Details about Rent Well's tenant education course and where you can register.

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For Landlords

Information about our tenant education course and the Landlord Guarantee Fund.

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For Instructors

The latest resources, information, and connections to other Rent Well instructors.

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