Rent Well


Rent Well is a 15-hour class typically delivered over 6 weeks that covers key information for being a responsible and stable tenant. Participants explore screening barriers they may have and take steps to address those barriers. Rent Well would be appropriate for people with poor/no credit, past evictions, no rental history, criminal history, and/or other screening barriers to rental housing and who are low-income, at risk of homelessness, or currently homeless. 

Upon completion, participants receive a certificate that can be presented to landlords when applying for housing. Certificates are valid for 18 months and list the graduation date as well as the expiration date. Each time an individual graduates from Rent Well, they receive a new certificate valid for 18 months. Certificates can be used anywhere in Oregon.

Landlords are eligible to register for the Rent Well Landlord Guarantee Fund, which may cover damages, unpaid rent, or eviction costs if a Rent Well tenant vacates the unit, not in good standing, within 12 months of the move-in date. Amount of guarantee varies depending on the county in which the graduate completed Rent Well, as well as funding availability. The Landlord Guarantee Fund cannot pay rent or fees to keep the tenant in housing. Landlords may call 503-280-4755 for more information. 

For more information on the Rent Well program, visit www.rentwell.org.


CLASSES IN OREGON

Multnomah County | Washington County | Clackamas County
 

CLASSES IN WASHINGTON

Clark County 


MULTNOMAH COUNTY

LIFEABILITY
ADDRESS
: 1125 SE Madison Street #103B, Portland, OR 97214
PHONE: 503-941-0126
EMAILinfo@lifeability.net
TO REGISTER (choose one):

  • Register at www.lifeability.net/calendar with a credit/debit card or PayPal account
  • Register at www.lifeability.net/calendar and mail check/money order (not considered registered until payment received)
  • 3rd party arrangements (agency, case manager, landlord, etc); have contact person call for details
  • Register in person at the office, by appointment only

FEES: $50 for general public
ELIGIBILITY: Age 16 and older. Child care is not provided. Only registered participants may attend.
AREA SERVED: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties

 

NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER (NAYA)
ADDRESS: 5135 NE Columbia Boulevard, Portland, OR 97218
PHONE: 503-288-8177
TO REGISTER: Not currently accepting appointments
FEES: $50 fee for general public
ELIGIBILITY: Primarily serves self-identified Native Americans
AREA SERVED: Multnomah County

 

PORTLAND RESCUE MISSION
ADDRESS
: 111 W Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209
PHONE: 503-906-7690
EMAILandrew.hall@pdxmission.org
TO REGISTER: Walk in, call, or email to register for the next available class
FEES: None
AREA SERVED: Multnomah County


WASHINGTON COUNTY

COMMUNITY ACTION
ADDRESS
: 1001 SW Baseline Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123
PHONE: 503-640-3263 (English), 503-726-0821 (Spanish)
TO REGISTER: Call for next available class
FEES: None
LANGUAGES:  English, Spanish
AREA SERVED: Washington County


CLACKAMAS COUNTY

COMMUNITY ACTION
ADDRESS
: 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR 97045
PHONE: 503-650-5647 (English), 503-650-5647 ext. 2 (Spanish)
TO REGISTER: Call or visit website to sign up for classes. Participants will be contacted for an intake appointment before the class begins.
FEES: None
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
AREA SERVED: Clackamas County


CLARK COUNTY

SHARE FROMHOLD SERVICE CENTER
ADDRESS
: 2306 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver, WA 98661
PHONE: 360-448-2121
TO REGISTER: Call for information
UPCOMING CLASSES: Classes begin Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10am-12:30pm; Wednesday, May 30, 2018 5:30pm-8pm; and Thursday, May 31, 2018 1pm-3:30pm
FEES: None
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Russian, interpretation or signing by arrangement
AREA SERVED: Clark County