Get Ready to Rent
Bremerton Housing Authority is introducing Ready to Rent! Ready to Rent is a 6-week renter’s education training that prepares attendees to successfully navigate and locate housing. This training will answer questions like:
- How do I get started?
- How do I cold-call listings?
- How do I start a conversation with a landlord?
- How do I fill out a rental application?
- Where do I look?
If your #1 goal is to find a rental, R2R covers what can aid you in your search. One key component that R2R focuses on is building confidence through knowledge. This allows for you to learn about how to advocate for yourself in order to succeed. You’ll receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the training to show to landlords as proof of your achievement!
- You’re ready to create a plan of action in order to find housing
- You’d like some tips & tricks on searching for rental housing in Kitsap or Mason County
- You’d like to learn how to stand out from the crowd when applying for a rental
- You’d like to learn how to address past issues that may arise during rental screenings
- You’re interested in learning more about renter’s rights and responsibilities
Caseworkers, Managers, and Community Partners: Consider taking this with a client who you’d think will benefit!
Location: Norm Dicks Government Center | 345 6th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337
Class 1: Ready to Get Started (Thursday, September 15, 1-3 pm)
- Introduction to class
- Understanding different needs when searching for housing
- Identifying challenges
- The Housing Priority Game (Needs vs. Wants)
Class 2: Ready to Solve Problems – Workstations (Thursday, September 22, 1-3 pm)
- Rental history
- Money management
- Income & legal
- Credit & finance
Class 3: Ready to Prepare Finances (Tuesday, September 27, 1-3 pm)
- Goals & priorities
- Estimate spending
- Moving expenses
- Spending plans
Class 4: Ready to Shop for a New Home (Thursday, October 6, 1-3 pm)
- Housing budget
- Creating a shopping list
- The first phone call and communication with landlords
- The rental application process
- Intro to Equal Opportunity & Fair Housing
Class 5: Ready to Settle In (Thursday, October 13, 1-3 pm)
- Maintaining your unit
- Communication skills & problem-solving
- Where to find information about Landlord-Tenant laws
Class 6: Ready to Move On (Thursday, October 20, 11-1 pm)
- How to move out on good terms
- How to read & understand your lease
- The different types of terminations & notices
Disclaimer: The information provided in this training does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available during the training are for general informational purposes only. Attendees of this training should contact an attorney or legal expert to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter.