Rent Well 6-Week Tuesday Class - November

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Oregon City, OR 97045

Sales Have Ended

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Online registration for this class is now closed. Please call (503)650-5647 to see if space is still available in this class or to get information about other classes.
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Please note: This class is open only to Clackamas County residents. If you are outside of Clackamas County because you lost your housing, you may be able to come to our classes if you have other connections to Clackamas County. If you need information about classes in other counties, please visit

Class Schedule

This is a 6-week class series. Classes will meet from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the same location in Oregon City on the following dates:

November 12th
November 19th
November 26th
December 3rd
December 10th
December 17th

After you register, we will contact you to confirm your registration. We will give you the address for the class at that time. Please note: your registration is not complete until we have had a chance to check in with you about our program guidelines.

What is Rent Well?

Rent Well is a class to help people find and keep affordable rental housing. This class is free for Clackamas County residents who have low to moderate incomes. Rent Well can be helpful for renters of all experience levels.

Rent Well graduates earn a certificate of completion that many landlords recognize. Graduates can also use the Rent Well Landlord Incentive Fund for up to 18 months after graduation. This fund offers to pay your landlord up to $5,000 if you move out in the first year and there are unpaid costs that your security deposit won't cover.

What will I learn in class?

Class topics include:

  • Understanding Landlord Expectations
  • Housing Laws and Tenant Rights
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Affordable Housing Options
  • Property Maintenance
  • Rental Rules and Agreements
  • Professional Communication

We also focus on tools you can use to get approved for housing even if your background includes things like:

  • Evictions
  • Poor or No Credit
  • Short or No Rental History
  • Criminal History
  • Low Income
  • Unstable Employment
  • Money Owed to A Past Landlord


Can Rent Well help me pay my rent?

No. Please call Clackamas County's Coordinated Housing Access (CHA) program at (503) 655-8575 if you need help paying rent.

Am I guaranteed to get into housing after I take Rent Well?

No. Rent Well does not own or manage any housing. We cannot guarantee that other landlords will approve your application.

What we can do is help you to understand the reasons why a landlord might deny your application. Once you know what these reasons are, we can help you come up with an action plan to help you get approved. As a graduate, you can also use the Landlord Incentive Fund, which may make some landlords more willing to rent to you.

Do I have to come to all six classes?

Yes, you must come to all six classes and complete the homework assignments to complete the program and get a graduation certificate.

What types of transportation can I use to get to class?

There is limited on site and street parking and a bus stop nearby. If needed, we can provide bus tickets or gas cards to help you get to class.

I don't see an address. How will I know where to go for class?

We will contact you after you register to set up an intake appointment. We will give you the address at that time.

Is the space wheelchair accessible?


Is food allowed in class?

Yes. We will provide sandwiches and snacks, but you can bring your own food if you want to.

Can I bring a friend or family member to class with me?

Unregistered guests are not allowed in class. If someone wants to come to class with you, they must register.

Is childcare provided?

Off-site childcare may be available, but must be set up in advance. Please let us know as soon as possible if this is something you need. Children are not allowed in class.

Do you teach classes in languages other than English?

Classes are taught in English unless otherwise stated. Please let us know if you need an interpreter.

We also teach some classes in Spanish. Please call (503) 650-5647 for more information about Spanish classes.

What if I have special needs?

Please let us know about any special needs you have when we contact you to confirm your registration.

Can I take Rent Well if I don’t live in Clackamas County?

Please visit to find out if there are classes available in your area.

Who can I contact if I have other questions?

Please call (503) 650-5647 or email

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