Rent Well classes can be done online as an eCourse at-your-own-pace or an in-person course at a Rent Well community partner. So, whether you are interested in knowing your rights as a tenant, finding out how landlords might screen you for a place, or want to boost your apartment hunting skills, Rent Well is for you. This tenant education course is broken down into 12 sections. In this class, you will walk through the rental process and discuss the following topics:

  • How laws affect your relationship with your landlord
  • How landlords screen potential renters
  • Different types of housing options
  • Identifying your housing wants versus needs
  • How to apply for a unit
  • Reviewing rental agreements
  • How to deal with a termination notice and eviction processes
  • Understanding what your landlord expects of you
  • Knowing what your landlord is responsible for
  • How to be a good tenant and neighbor
  • How to keep your home healthy and safe
  • How your choices can affect your housing situation
  • How to communicate with your landlord and neighbors
  • Understanding the landlord’s point of view
  • Setting goals and action steps to achieve your housing plans

Not only will you receive all this critical information and more, but you will get the opportunity to create a personalized Housing Portfolio tailored to your housing needs. Depending on where you take the course, you may have access to the Landlord Guarantee Fund once you graduate. This fund can be used as an extra incentive for a landlord to rent to you.

Online Classes

Public Classes in the Community

The classes listed below are classes that are open to the general public only.  Note that some agencies may charge a fee. This list is updated as instructors inform the Rent Well Program of upcoming classes, so check back often.

Even though 70+ agencies teach the Rent Well course, most agencies only have the funding to teach the course to their current or past participants. If you are working with a non-profit, case manager, or social services agency, feel free to ask them if their agency teaches Rent Well courses. It is possible that they do. You can see a list of all the agencies that are current Community Partners here.

Transition Projects
Address: Classes only available through the eCourse
Contact Info:
Please email support@rentwell.org to get on a class interest list.
Next Classes:
eCourse to fully launch in Fall 2021.

Clackamas County Social Services
Address: 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR 97045
Contact Info: 503-650-564
Next Classes: Clackamas County Social Services does not have any Rent Well classes available at this time. We hope to resume classes in the Fall of 2021. Please call (503) 650-5647 and leave a message if you would like to be contacted when new classes are scheduled.

Community Action
Address:
1001 SW Baseline Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Contact Info: 503-726-0821 (English), 503-726-0821 (Spanish) or email
rentwell@caowash.org
Next Classes: Check back often!

Homes for Good
Address: 100 West 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401
Contact Info: Resident Services at residentservices@homesforgood.org or 541-682-2580
Next Classes: Check back often!
Area Served:
Lane County

United Community Action Network
Address: Mill Street Offices, Roseburg, OR 97479
Contact Info: Contact Seth Kirby,541-672-5392, seth.kirby@ucancap.org
Next Class: Check back often!
Area Served: Douglas County

SHARE
Address: 2306 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver, WA 98661
Contact Info: (360) 952-8204
Next Class:  Check back often!
Area Served: Clark County
Languages: English, interpretation or signing by arrangement

Housing Opportunities of SW Washington
Address: 820 11th Ave, Longview, WA 98632
Contact Info: Enrollment is through the Veteran Integration Program only. 360-423-0104
Next Class: Call for the next class
Area Served: Cowlitz County