Free RentSmart Alberta Course

RentSmart Course for CHC Tenants and Applicants

RentSmart is a course designed to help tenants know and understand their rights and responsibilities when renting a home. It is a housing readiness model that gives participants the skills and knowledge to be great tenants and positively impact housing stability. Calgary Housing Company offers the RentSmart course to applicants and tenants free of charge. The sessions also include a light meal before class each week.

To learn more about RentSmart, please visit: www.readytorentbc.org/rent-smart

To Register for RentSmart, please call (587) 390-1314, or email chcrentsmart@calgary.ca

About the Course

The course is 12 hours long divided into six modules, delivered over 6 weeks with one two hour class on the same day each week.

  • Module 1: The Importance of Home
  • Module 2: Applying for Housing
  • Module 3: Rights, Responsibilities and Expectations
  • Module 4: Managing Finances
  • Module 5: Communicating Effectively
  • Module 6: Taking Care of Your Home

Additional information is provided on community resources.

Why take the Rent Smart Course?

The RentSmart course will not only teach you things you need to keep in mind to be a successful tenant, he RentSmart certificate can also act as a reference when you apply to rent a place. It lets landlords know you care about being a good tenant.

RentSmart covers the following topics:

  • Tenant rights and responsibilities
  • Landlord responsibilities and expectations
  • Tenancy, human rights and privacy laws
  • Roommates and neighbours
  • Budgeting and keeping housing affordable
  • Effective communication
  • Maintenance dos and don’ts
  • Fire and safety
  • Pests
  • Community resources

Email or call us today to sign up for one of the upcoming courses (depending on availability), or to get added to the mailing list for future RentSmart course offerings!

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Upcoming Sessions
Summer Course [ENDED] June 27, July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25 and August 1 (Thursdays)
Dinner: 6:00pm
Class time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Shaganappi Village 3528 Balsam Dr, South Resource Room
Stay tuned for upcoming courses.

To Register

To Register for RentSmart, or for more information, please call (587) 390-1314 or email chcrentsmart@calgary.ca

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