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.
If you would prefer to take the Rent Well course at your own pace, you can enroll in our eCourse.
We are currently Beta Testing the eCourse. Do you want to win a chance to get first access to the eCourse and help us improve it before the course gets released to the general public? Send us a message to get on our interest list and be entered into our Beta Tester Raffle!
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.
Address: Classes only available through the eCourse
Contact Info: Please email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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