Rent Well 6-Week Tuesday Evening Class Series

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This is a 6-week class series. Classes will meet from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the same location in Oregon City, OR on the following dates:

April 24th
May 1st
May 8th
May 15th
May 22nd
May 29th

After you register, we will contact you to confirm your registration. We will give you the address for the class at that time.

What is Rent Well?

Rent Well is a class designed to help people find and keep affordable rental housing. The 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 Guarantee Fund for up to 18 months after graduation. This fund offers to pay your landlord up to $1,000 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:

  • Affordable Housing Options
  • Understanding Landlord Expectations
  • Housing Laws and Tenant Rights
  • Budgeting Basics
  • 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 Housing Rights and Resources program at (503) 650-5750 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 Guarantee 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 to complete the program and get a graduation certificate.

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

There is parking on site and a bus stop nearby, however bus service for this stop ends before 7 pm. The closest bus that is still running when class ends is nearly 2 miles away. If you are using public transit, you may want to consider registering for a different class. Bus service is available for our class series in Milwaukie that will begin on April 16th.

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 a meal, 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 is available, but must be reserved 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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