rent smart“Rent Smart” Taught by UW Extension Educators

Helping to make renting a great experience for you!

Rent Smart focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience.  It challenges participants to know and understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, as well as know and understand the rights and responsibilities of their landlord. Emphasis is on forming a strong partnership between the tenant and landlord. Establishing a positive rental history is much like having a positive credit report and Rent Smart starts participants on the right path for success.

Upcoming Class Dates & Times

February: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18; 7-8 PM
March: 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26; 9-10 AM
April: 5, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29; 1-2 PM
May: 4, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27; 7-8 PM

Location: Live, online instruction via Zoom; Zoom links sent after completing registration.
Online registration form:
Cost: FREE!

What you will learn!

● Planning for and meeting monthly expenses
● Tips for finding and maintaining affordable housing
● How to complete an application and why landlords screen applicants
● Strategies for building positive relationships with landlords and neighbors
● Responsibilities and rights of landlords and tenants
● Participants must complete all 6 modules to earn the Rent Smart certificate

For more information, please contact or call 262-741-4951.

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