Rent Wise

RentWise is a comprehensive curriculum that provides education and skills on renting. 

The RentWise curriculum has three units:

  • Acquire your rental housing

  • Sustaining your home environment and relationships

  • Aspiring: your future housing

RentWise is a useful teaching tool for:

  • Individuals who have low income.

  • Individuals who need to build credit and rental histories.

  • Individuals who are new to the country.

  • Individuals who are new to rental living or independent living.

This curriculum takes an active-learning approach and stresses renter responsibility. Participants who complete the complete six hour education will:

  • Gather information to compare rental housing.

  • Identify changing needs and wants in rental housing.

  • Practice financial tasks related to housing.

  • Recognize the components of a lease agreement.

  • Practice positive communication skills.

  • Identify methods to keep rental housing clean and safe.

  • Explain proper procedures to end tenancy and avoid eviction.

Participants will receive an official RentWise Certificate to share with future landlords.