RentSmart provides education and support to tenants, landlords and community members with the goal of successful tenancies. Successful tenancies are key to building strong communities, increasing housing stability and preventing homelessness. This program consists of six modules that cover the following topics:

  • Housing Needs – What your housing wants and needs are, and how to find a home that meets your needs.
  • Getting Applications Ready – We help you to become housing ‘application-ready’.
  • Your Rights and Responsibilities – You’ll learn your legal rights and responsibilities, and your landlord’s – and how the law protects both tenants and landlords.
  • Budgeting Your Finances – How to manage your money in order to afford housing and pay your rent on time.
  • Communication – Effective communication skills to help your tenancy be conflict-free.
  • Household Maintenance – Learn common maintenance skills to help you look after your home.

Participants will have the opportunity to go through each module while taking part in activities that makes real life situations easier to navigate should they arise. By the end of the six modules, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion which in some cases can be used in place of a Landlord Reference when applying for housing.

Upcoming Courses 2023

North House will be offering in-person RentSmart training for community members free of charge. If you are interested in taking the program or if you have questions about how RentSmart can help you, fill out the form below and we will contact you!

Date: October 3 – 5, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Allan’s Place
100 McKay Street, Cannington, ON, L0E 1E0

Date: November 8 – 10, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: North House
2 Elgin Park Drive, Uxbridge, ON, L9P 0B1

Port Perry
Date: September 7 – 9, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Scugog Public Library
231 Water Street, Port Perry, ON L9L 1A8

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