The Rent Right Program is designed to provide participants the skills, materials, and confidence necessary to find and maintain stable housing. The program includes four workshop modules, followed by a one-on-one financial coaching session. The four modules are Tenant Skills, Finding Housing, Getting Ready to Rent and Sustaining the Rent (details below). Upon completion of the program, participants receive a Preferred Renter Certificate as a way to demonstrate their readiness for sustaining housing. When a landlord receives an application or has a current tenant with this certificate, they will know the applicant or tenant is invested in being a successful renter, knowledgeable about resources, and connected to service providers, such as a financial coach. Experienced teaching teams from CVOEO’s Vermont Tenants and Financial Futures programs collaborate to offer the following free workshops and coaching experiences.
Workshops are offered as 60-90 minute webinars or as fully self-paced, online classes, and can be taken in any order - take one class or the full series!
Select the workshop blocks below to register for each session.
NEW! Finding Housing is now offered as a fully online, self-paced course, accessible whenever suits your schedule! Please click here to sign up: https://app.ruzuku.com/courses/77078/enroll
If you have questions or need help registering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-660-3455 ext. 205.
CVOEO staff are available to answer questions and provide follow-up coaching on tenant issues via our Tenant Hotline at 802-864-0099.
Tenant Skills On Demand
This fully online, self-paced version of Tenant Skills includes the fundamentals of tenant rights & responsibilities, leases, security deposits, repairs, health code violations, terminations, evictions, fair housing and disability law.
Finding Housing On Demand
This fully online, self-paced version of Finding Housing will help you to understand “affordable housing”, approach a housing search, establish a tenant-landlord relationship, work through barriers, navigate fair housing rights, develop application materials, organize a housing search, and negotiate a lease.
Tenant Skills includes the fundamentals of tenant rights & responsibilities, leases, security deposits, repairs, health code violations, terminations, evictions, fair housing and disability law.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 am
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Finding Housing focuses on strategies for overcoming barriers to finding housing (such as a past eviction, no landlord references or a criminal record), understanding the landlord's perspective and how to build a positive tenant-landlord relationship, and skills for conducting an organized housing search, including where to look.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sustaining the Rent
Sustaining the Rent develops the knowledge and skills needed to track spending, build a budget, determine savings needed to be ready to rent, evaluate strategies for building savings, and set a timeline for saving for an apartment.
Getting Ready to Rent
Getting Ready to Rent focuses on strategies to financially prepare for renting, including determining what "affordable" rent would be and comparing costs of apartments, understanding how credit affects the ability to pay rent, and knowing where to find resources to help meet housing and basic needs.
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