Aid in Managing Personal Finances and Building a Solid History as a Renter

A healthy rental history is very important in maintaining your financial well-being and for setting the stage for future home buying. Whether you choose to purchase a home or remain a renter, your rental profile impacts your ability to find another rental, negotiate security deposits or incentives, and build reliable financial references for future loans or credit transactions. In today’s credit-driven society, it is necessary to have the knowledge to make financial management and house/apartment renting a successful experience.

Our rental housing and financial management education and counseling can help you:

  • Understand common lease provisions and their impact on your day-to-day life;
  • Learn strategies for communicating with creditors and landlords;
  • Discover how budgeting and debt payoff prioritizing can help your financial position.

More than 1 million clients each year receive federal assistance towards affordable rentals; the clients served include low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

— HUD Office of Housing Counseling Rental Counseling Fact Sheet