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Our Goal

Creating Community Well-Being Through Housing Education + Support
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RentSmart Education + Support Society (RSESS)

Who we are

ABOUT US

RentSmart© Education builds capacity and is empowering. Being a tenant is not an innate skill but is a combination of a number of different skills that can be learned: legal rights and responsibilities, financial management, communication and maintenance skills. Tenants, landlords and community organizations all benefit from RentSmart© Education and knowledge.

OUR IMPACT

Our intention is to increase the delivery of our in-demand, high-quality tenant education courses and increase participants knowledge, skills + confidence to find + maintain appropriate housing.

We Work With

Educators

BENEFITS TO BECOMING AN EDUCATOR

Rent Smart is delivered by many organizations and housing providers. Our principles of empowerment and never mandating education meets principles of consumer choice and self-determination, client-driven supports, and providing supports that can be accessed regardless of housing form. We find that for people exiting homelessness, RentSmart Basics is the best 'fit'. The RentSmart Certificate program works as people are moving along the housing continuum to more independent living.

Tools  We have tools to support you.

Resources  Resources to support course delivery.

Rent Smart Certification  Rent Smart Certification for participants.

RentSmart Educator
Deliver the RentSmart program and training in your community

Become a Certified Community Educator

"RentSmart education has helped landlords and future tenants have more knowledge and understanding.

It allows them to give those a chance to be housed and stay housed. It gives my clients hope.”

– RentSmart Educator

"The knowledge I gained in the course was incredible.

It helped me get the new place I live in now – and have been here for about 3 years.”

– RentSmart Certificate Graduate

Rent Smart Organizations
We Work With

Organizations

BENEFITS FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Rent Smart is delivered by many organizations and housing providers. Our principles of empowerment and never mandating education meets principles of consumer choice and self-determination, client-driven supports, and providing supports that can be accessed regardless of housing form. We find that for people exiting homelessness, RentSmart Basics is the best ‘fit’.

The RentSmart Certificate program works as people are moving along the housing continuum to more independent living.

Tools  We have tools to support you.

Resources  Resources to support course delivery.

Rent Smart Certification  Rent Smart Certification for participants.

Want to discuss how we can work together?

Get In Touch with us

Topics we’ll discuss:

How rental education can support your clients.

Why an ongoing subscription is an ideal solution for your organization.

How Rent Smart can support your organizational goals.

RentSmart In Action

Latest Projects + Innovation

Being community leaders in the rental education industry, it’s important that we stay true to our mission of transforming lives through rental education, by means of developing current + relevant training to ensure impact is made within our communities.

OUR IDEAS

We develop timely solutions to expand our tenancy education through our programs + collaborations.

OUR RATIONALE

We recognize that for progress, there must be innovation. 

A NEW RentSmart Workshop

RTA

This virtual workshop is geared at housing providers + front-line staff working to support clients who are struggling with housing instability, evictions, difficult tenancies and would like to strengthen their understanding of BC Residential Tenancy Act. We cover topics such as: 

  • Scope of the law, 
  • Requirements of a tenancy, 
  • Roommate, assignment and sublet situations, 
  • Rights and responsibilities, 
  • Evictions and the process involved in dispute resolution with the Residential Tenancy Branch. 
A NEW RentSmart Region

NUNAVUT Territory

Atuqtuatsiarniq Iglulirijikku,nit
(the name of this project in the Inuktitut language)

Rent Smart has taken on its first customized tenant education project with the Government of Nunavut-Nunavut Housing Corporation. This project is in partnership with Ilitaqsiniq-Nunavut Literacy Council and led by an advisory council of Nunavut stakeholders.

This is an exciting and challenging project and we look forward to sharing more as it is developed.

#211-611 Discovery Street
Victoria, BC V8T 5G4

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