About the Program

ClassroomRent Well, a program of Transition Projects, is a 15-hour tenant education curriculum that provides individuals with the support, knowledge, and expertise they need to become successful tenants. Whether an individual has never rented before, has a poor rental history, or has years of excellent rental history, this program offers something for everyone.

The Rent Well curriculum is broken up into 12 sections which last 70 minutes each. These sections cover everything from Fair Housing Laws, the rental screening process, how to talk to a potential landlord about screening barriers, credit repair and building, how to maintain a healthy home, the eviction process, and much more.

History of Program

Rent Well was a program developed in 2009 in collaboration with landlords, tenants, housing advocates, case managers, and other interested parties. The curriculum was written by professional curriculum writers and is updated often to reflect new housing laws. The last update was a complete curriculum overhaul in January 2018. This curriculum gives tenants of all backgrounds the knowledge and insight they need about how to be a successful renter.

Scope of Services

Currently the Rent Well Program is administered in Oregon and Washington and has the housing laws of those states reflected in the curriculum. The curriculum was written in a way the local laws can be removed and other stateor local laws can be added in with some ease. 

Information about Landlord Incentive Funds

Rental InsuranceSeveral counties and states have created funds that pair with Rent Well's graduation certificate. These funds can be used as a guarantee to future landlords that if the graduate leaves their rental unit within the first year and has damages, past due rent, or eviction cost, the landlord can recoup the cost beyond the security deposit.

Multnomah County has held a Landlord Incentive Fund since 2009, on average that fund has been used less than 1% of the time on their graduates. 

Please click here for more information about the guarantee process.