Rent Smart opens doors to housing through education. Our theory of change is that education is a transformative and key component in developing the tools and knowledge to be good tenants, good landlords and increase housing stability.
Tenants want a safe, suitable, affordable home to rent; landlords want tenants to pay rent on time, and take care of their property. Being a good tenant or a good landlord is not an innate skill. Rent Smart provides education, certificate and support to tenants, landlords, and community champions with one goal: Successful Tenancies.
Rent Smart helps people find and keep good housing through a combined model that provides: a) comprehensive housing and life skills education with b) a graduate certificate that is recognized as a reference on housing applications, and c) coaching support to address housing issues as they arise.
Successful tenancies are key to building strong communities, increasing housing stability and preventing homelessness.
The benefits of the RentSmart Certificate course are empowered tenants who understand their rights and responsibilities, communicate effectively with landlords, neighbours and roommates, budget to maintain their housing and look after their home. Learn More
The 3-hour session covers key skills and knowledge to assist participants to learn important tools to maintain healthy housing, and is accompanied by the RentSmart Basics manual. Learn More
Rent Smart makes being a landlord easier. RentSmart Landlords accept the RentSmart Certificate on housing applications and are recognized as being part of the housing solution. Learn More
RentSmart Educator certifies individuals and community partners to deliver Rent Smart courses to unique populations and community members. Learn More
RentSmart Support helps increase housing stability by providing live chat, phone support, and access to resources. Learn More