To be a successful renter, you need to understand how to secure housing that is right for you. You also need to know how to care for the unit and maintain good communication with your landlord and neighbors. Understanding the legal side of renting and your rights as a renter is also helpful. RentWise can help you learn all this and more!
RentWise Train-the-Trainer Workshop — This customizable workshop will train your agency staff on utilizing the RentWise curriculum to help your participants be successful renters.
Worksheet 3: Determine Your Housing Needs (89 K PDF) — This checklist, part of the RentWise: Renter's Workbook and Organizer, will help you evaluate features of an apartment, building, or neighborhood that are important to you. Also in Spanish (1.1 MB PDF).
Worksheet 4: Sample Rental Application (753 K PDF) — Practice completing this application, part of the RentWise: Renter's Workbook and Organizer, before you go apartment (or unit) hunting. Also in Spanish (713 K PDF).
Worksheet 7: Rental Condition Checklist (265 K PDF) — Use this form, part of the RentWise: Renter's Workbook Organizer, to record the condition of a rental unit before moving in. Also in Spanish (1.4 MB PDF).
Renter 101 Online Course — This free online course helps renters better navigate the rental process. Take-and-teach resources are included to adapt the course to an in-person setting.
Communication, Compromise, and Consideration: The 3 C's of Getting Along With Roommates (133 K PDF) — This tips sheet gives practical advice for those learning to live with roommates.
Managing Your College Life: Your Money – Your Housing – Your Time — Online presentation and related resources that help students better manage and survive their first years of college.
HousingLink — Search rental housing listings in Minnesota.