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Free Rent Smart Certification Workshop Offered by City of Grande Prairie
Posted Date: 10/18/2018

From Monday, November 5 to Thursday, November 8, the City of Grande Prairie is hosting Rent Smart Certification workshops.

The certification workshops help prepare potential tenants to apply for housing; gives them the skills and knowledge to be great tenants; and provides education on tenant rights and responsibilities. It aims to build knowledge, confidence and skills so people can make better decisions about rental housing. Having a Rent Smart Certification demonstrates to landlords that applicants care about being good tenants.

The training is open for all interested members of the public and is free of charge. Sessions are scheduled for November 5, 6, 7 and 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Community Social Development office (10030 102 Avenue). Beverages and snacks will be provided.  

Attendance at each session is required to receive the full certification. Participants who complete the training will receive a Rent Smart Certificate that can act as a reference when applying for rental housing.

Rent Smart Certification is a provincially recognized housing readiness model. It covers the following topics:

  • Tenant rights and responsibilities
  • Landlord responsibilities and expectations
  • Tenancy, human rights and privacy laws
  • Being a good roommate and neighbour
  • Maintenance dos and don’ts
  • Fire and safety
  • Pest control
  • Communication skills
  • Community resources

To register or for more information, contact Community Social Development at 780-538-0380, or 10030 102 Avenue. Deadline to register is November 1 at 4:30 p.m.