This three-day course is designed to provide housing counselors with a comprehensive understanding of all the aspects of rental housing counseling. Participants will leave knowing how to evaluate a client situation regarding rental housing and how to counsel through current rental, new rental or transitioning to rental situations. The course also creates hands on learning opportunities around the topics of renting obstacles, the leasing process, Fair Housing protections, the essentials of being a successful tenant, how to prevent eviction and tips on being a first time landlord.
The course will present best practices that are being used in the housing counseling industry and unique tools developed especially for rental housing counseling. It will also give the participant an opportunity to learn through a variety of learning methods, including working with a Rental Counseling Process Model and hands on experience with case study examples.
Full certification in rental housing counseling is achieved by completing both this course and the Building Skills for Financial Confidence Course HO208 (HO208 Building Skills for Financial Confidence
) and passing the exam(s).