Free Renter Education Workshops

The workshops are for tenants, landlords, friends, anyone considering renting, and the variety of days and times New River Valley locations make the workshops accessible to busy people.

Floyd New River Community Action (120 Epperly Mill Rd, SW, Floyd)

Thursday, October 11 1:00 PM
Tuesday, October 30 3:00 PM
Thursday, November 15 1:00 PM
Friday, November 30 11:00 AM
Thursday, December 13 1:00 PM
Thursday, December 28 11:00 AM

Pulaski Library (60 3rd St NW, Pulaski)

Tuesday, October 16 11:00 AM
Monday, October 22 5:00 PM

Pearisburg Public Library (209 Fort Branch Rd, Pearisburg)

Thursday, October 25 11:30 AM

Radford New River Community Action (1093 East Main St, Radford)

Tuesday, October 23 11:00 AM
Tuesday, October 30 3:00 PM
Tuesday, November 20 11:00 AM
Tuesday, November 27 3:00 PM

Christiansburg Library (125 Sheltman St, Christiansburg)

Friday, October 26 1:00 PM
Friday, November 9 1:00 PM
Friday, November 30 1:00 PM

Designed to help anyone learn the key elements and skills to be a good tenant and a good landlord, Interested attendees should call or email the contact as noted that is most convenient for attendance. Please register at least one day prior to date, although registration is preferred but not required for attendance. We encourage anyone to participate.

Topics covered will include leases, deposits, and payments; repairs and other common disputes, Fair Housing laws and eviction in Virginia – aspects of being a tenant that may seem mysterious until you learn about them.

The two-hour workshop discusses the expectations of landlords and helps attendees learn their rights, responsibilities and good practices such as how check their credit score and how to improve it.

Class facilitators do a budget in class and scenarios about how to make tough choices in tight months. We help people learn where their money goes and make sure that rent is top priority. We help them understand their lease agreements, evictions and fair housing.

Applicable to anyone, in addition to learning about renting, the workshop also covers good management practices energy saving tips. We teach people how to save money on their utilities by things like remembering to turn off the lights, hanging clothes on the line, and little things like cleaning the coils on the refrigerator. It’s for anyone who’s thinking about renting or would like to be more knowledgeable.

There will be refreshments and door prizes!

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