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.