Rent Smart Classes

Rent Smart - helping to make renting a great experience for you

Cancellation Notice: The Rent Smart workshops have been suspended until further notice. A determination will be made at a later date for when future workshops will be scheduled. Thank you for your understanding and support of this essential program.

Rent Smart is a free four course renter responsibility and education workshop. At the conclusion of the four weekly courses participants receive a certificate of completion and a list of Rent Smart landlords who would consider renting to participants who have completed the program. Classes are offered Tuesday mornings and evenings at St. Luke Lutheran Church. 

Location:
St. Luke Lutheran Church

122 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912

Are you:

  • Renting for the first time?
  • Transitioning from home-ownership to renting?
  • Dealing with poor rental or credit history?

Join us and learn how to Rent Smart!

What you will learn:

  • Planning for and meeting monthly expenses
  • Tips for finding and maintaining affordable housing
  • How to complete an application and why landlords screen applicants
  • Strategies for building positive relationships with landlords and neighbors
  • Responsibilities and rights of landlords and tenants

Learn more about what Rent Smart has to offer:

Program Curriculum Overview (PDF)

March 2020 Class Flyer (PDF)

Rent Smart classes require registration to participate. To attend, register using the link below by March 13, 2020:

March 2020 Rent Smart class registration (link)

Or Call or Email: Joe McDonald - 517.483.4019 Joseph.mcdonald@lansingmi.gov