CSP: Rental-Readiness Course Overview

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Rental-Readiness Course Overview

COURSE TITLE: Rental-Readiness Session

LENGTH OF COURSE: < ¼ DAY (1 ½ HOURS)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The rental-readiness session is designed to provide prospective renters or participants with a hands-on approach to understanding processes associated with securing rental housing through a property management company. Participants will learn about pre-application, application, and rental approval processes.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This session works in partnership with an area property management company to provide day-to-day management knowledge associated with rental housing. By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand a typical property management company’s pre-application (if applicable), application, and rental approval process
  • Complete with accuracy a pre-application and/or application for rental housing
  • Apply pro-active credit steps to aid in getting past credit screening
  • Establish proper savings targets to meet upfront costs associated with securing rental housing

 

COURSE COMPETENCIES and LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Competency 1: To understand better the rental review process and how to complete a rental application

  • 1a: be familiar with sections found on a rental application or questions asked during a rental review.
  • 1b: improve preparedness (including where one may secure certain documents) to complete a rental application or verification.

 

Competency 2: To know what proactive steps to take toward achieving credit- and savings readiness for securing rental housing

  • 2a: know how to access and interpret their credit report and credit scores.
  • 2b: know the common upfront and ongoing costs to prepare for.
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