Public Classes in the Community

The classes listed below are open to the general public. Please note that some agencies may charge a minimal fee, which will be listed. This list is updated as instructors from partnered agencies inform the Rent Well Program of upcoming classes, so check back often.

Although there are  70+ agencies teaching the Rent Well course, most agencies only have the funding to offer 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. You can see a list of all the agencies that are current Community Partners HERE.

Black Community of Portland
Area Served:
Multnomah, Washington, & Clackamas Counties
Contact Info: T’aira Turner, tairat@bcppdx.org
Next Classes:

  • In-Person, Saturdays
    Dates: July 6 – July 27 (4 classes total)
    Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (4 hrs per class)
    Location: Gresham, OR 97030 (Address provided upon registration)
    Cost: Free
    How to Register: To sign up, please follow the link HERE. If you enroll in the class, you will be contacted with further details and instructions! Email Tairat@bcppdx.org if you have any questions.

Catholic Charities of Oregon
Address:
2740 SE Powell Blvd Portland, OR 97202
Contact Info: Email ewaldron@ccoregon.org, 503-841-8257
Next Class:

  • In-Person, Wednesdays
    Dates: June 6 – July 10 (weekly, 6 classes total)
    Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM (2.5 hours per class)
    Location: Catholic Charities, 2740 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
    Cost: $50 to cover cost of books, screening reports, and supplies (pens/paper/portfolio folders)
    How to Register: Contact Emily Waldron by email ewaldron@ccoregon.org or call 503-841-8257.

Clackamas County Social Services
Area Served:
Clackamas County
Contact Info: 503-650-5647, or email rentwell@clackamas.us
Click here to sign up for email updates from the Clackamas County Rent Well program.
Next Classes:

  • In-Person, Tuesdays
    Dates: June 18 – July 23 (6 classes total)
    Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM (3 hrs per class)
    Location: Milwaukie, OR – Address provided upon registration
    Cost: Free; materials provided

    How to Register: Advance registration is required. Please call (503) 650-5647 or register via Eventbrite.

    • Priority registration is given to Clackamas County residents, but if space is available, residents of other counties in nearby areas may also attend.
    • After you request to sign up, we will contact you to schedule an intake appointment. Please check your email and voicemail regularly in case you miss our call. You are not fully signed up until you have completed an appointment and all necessary paperwork.
    • You must bring a photo ID, proof of income for the last 30 days, and information about your housing situation to your intake appointment.

eCourse Labs Hours:

  • In-Person Computer Lab, Check back often
    Dates: Check back soon!

    • What are eCourse Labs?
      Optional weekly drop-in sessions to get eCourse help from a Rent Well instructor at a computer lab. Anyone interested in taking the eCourse is welcome—no prior registration is required.

      Do I have to sign up ahead of time?

      You do not need to sign up for labs. Just drop by during our scheduled hours.

      What should I bring?

      Please bring a photo ID if you have one.
      You can either use one of the computers in the lab or bring your own device.

Samoa Pacific Development Corporation
Area Served:
Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas & Clark Counties
Contact Info:
Email marytianna@samoapdx.org
Next Class:

  • In-Person, Tuesdays
    Dates: June 11 – June 27 (6 classes total)
    Time: 5:00 PM
    Location: Portland Community College Cascade – Terrell Hall, Room 100
    Cost: Free, materials supplied
    How to Register: Advance registration is required. Please email marytianna@samoapdx.org or register HERE.
    After you request to sign up, we will contact you to schedule an intake appointment. Please check your email and voicemail regularly in case you miss our call. You are not fully signed up until you have completed an appointment and all necessary paperwork.
    Limited space available.

Bradley Angle
Address: Resource Center – 5432 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Contact Info:
Email kassidyf@bradleyangle.org
Area Served:
Multnomah County
Next Class: Check back often!

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 Class: Check back often!

Straightway Services
Area Served:
Multnomah County
Contact Info: 971-415-7830, or email straightwayservices@live.com
Next Class: Check back often!

Transition Projects
Address:
eCourses available only
Area Served:
Oregon State
Contact Info:
Email info@rentwell.org or call 503-515-1328

Classes are only available through the free online eCourse. Students are accepted into the eCourse every Thursday. Find information here.

Connected Lane County
Address: 22 W 7th Ave Eugene, OR 97401
Contact Info: Hailey Johnston, hailey@connectedlane.org
Area Served: Lane County
Next Class: Check back often!

Community Outreach Inc.
Address: 865 NE Reiman Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330
Contact Info: Amru Lafi, (541) 908-3537, Alafi@communityoutreachinc.org
Area Served: Benton County
Next Class: Check back often!

Community Services Consortium
Address:
250 Broadalbin St SW, Suite 2A, Albany, OR 97321
Contact Info:
Gretchen Goode, Instructor – (541)704-7653, ggoode@communityservices.us
Area Served:
Linn County
Next Class:
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Homes for Good
Address: 100 West 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401
Contact Info: Resident Services residentservices@homesforgood.org, 541-682-2580
Area Served: Lane County
Next Class: Check back often!

Laurel Hill Center
Address: 2145 Centennial Plaza Eugene, OR 97401
Contact Info: Come in person or enroll online at www.laurel.org/rentwell
Area Served: Lane County
Next Class: Check back often!

Springfield Eugene Tenant Association
Area Served: Lane County
Contact Info: education@springfieldeugenetenanassociation.com, (541)852-9635
Next Class: Check back often!

ACCESS
Address: 3630 Aviation Way Medford, OR 97504
Contact: (458)488-1458 or lleprogram@accesshelps.org
Area Served:
Jackson County
Next Class: Check back often!

United Community Action Network
Address:
Mill Street Offices, Roseburg, OR 97479
Contact Info:
Seth Kirby 541-672-5392, seth.kirby@ucancap.org
Next Class:
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CAPECO
Address: Pendleton, OR 97801
Contact: (541) 276-1926, www.capeco-works.org/rentwell
Areas Served: Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Wheeler, Sherman, Wasco, and Hood River counties
Next Class:

  • In-Person, Tuesdays
    Dates: June 11 – July 7 (4 classes total)
    Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (4 hrs per class)
    Location: Pendleton, Oregon 97801. Address provided once officially registered.
    Cost: Free
    How to Register: Register on CAPECO website and complete the form, or email pzuniga@capeco-works.org.

Housing Opportunities of SW Washington
Address: 820 11th Ave, Longview, WA 98632
Contact Info: Enrollment is through the Veteran Integration Program 360-423-0104 (Classes open to all)
Area Served: Cowlitz County
Next Class:

  • In-Person, Friday (Mornings)
    Dates: April 5 – June 28 (12 classes total)
    Time:
    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (2 hrs per class)
    Location:
    1207 Commerce Ave. Longview, WA
    Cost:
    Free; materials provided
    How to Register: Contact HOSWWA at 360-423-0104 or come on the first day of class.

  • In-Person, Wednesday (Mornings)
    Dates: April 17 – July 3 (12 classes total)
    Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (2 hrs per class)
    Location: 1207 Commerce Ave. Longview, WA
    Cost: Free; materials provided
    How to Register: Contact HOSWWA at 360-423-0104 or come on the first day of class.

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Address: 2306 NE Andresen Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661
Contact: Contact page
Area Served: Clark County
Next Classes:

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