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.