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  • Linn County (Albany) 541-928-6335
  • Benton County (Corvallis) 541-752-1010
  • Lincoln County (Newport) 541-265-8505

Second Chance Renters Program

The “Second Chance” Program is designed to help prospective renters overcome obstacles which prevent them from obtaining housing. Consisting of six classes taught by qualified instructors from the community, a participant will learn new skills in landlord tenant issues; conflict resolution; energy education; money management; goal setting; and how to be a good tenant.

Who is this program for?


Are you tired of being turned down for rentals because of bad credit or a poor rental history? Are you tired of living in motels or doubling with friends and family? Do you want to know what landlords expect? Enroll in the free Renter Rehabilitation Program. You won’t be disappointed!


Are you tired of fighting tenants for the rent? Are you tired of going to court? Are you tired of tenants damaging your property at your expense? Rent to a graduate from the Renter Rehabilitation Program. Through their consistent attendance, and determination to improve their lives, program graduates have overcome obstacles and proven themselves worthy of a “Second Chance.”

Benefits of the Program

For Tenants:

For Landlords:

How does the program work?

The course is designed to help you, the prospective renter, help yourself by attending six classes taught by qualified instructors from the community. You will:

How can I register?

Pre-registration is required. If you are a low-income individual or household and are interested in registering for the next available six-class program, or want to obtain additional information, please contact Cindy Pratt-DeMarzo at 541-758-2632 for Linn and Benton Counties, or Roberta Springer at 541-574-2288 in Lincoln County.

Check our calendar for upcoming workshops. Click here to download the registration form and click here to download the authorization form.