Springboard Housing LLC Introduces RENT4SUCCESS (sm)

Springboard Housing LLC, the newly formed subsidiary of Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc., (“Springboard”) is pleased to introduce an exciting new rental counseling program.   The holistic counseling program is aimed at improving the knowledge and understanding of individuals and families that rent an apartment home.   Under the Rent4SuccessSM program, renters will receive comprehensive counseling on all steps of the rental process from identifying a suitable unit to negotiating important lease terms.   In addition, the program will provide renters with education on state laws and protections, guidance on personal budgeting and essential steps to take in preparation for future home ownership.

“This is a holistic program that will improve lives and change possibilities by providing a wrap-around service to address the financial education needs of the beginning renter to the prospective homebuyer,” said Lyle Lansdell, president of Springboard Housing. “With foreclosures on the rise, there is a growing population of individuals and families needing safe, affordable housing and rental counseling,” said Lansdell.

The Rent4SuccessSM program is built on a series of four modules with each step focusing on a different aspect of the rental process.  From unit selection to understanding complex lease terms, and finally, education on personal budgeting and credit management in preparation for a future home purchase, the program is designed for both experienced renters and individuals and families seeking rental counseling for the first time.  Renters will gain from an increased knowledge of their financial obligations while landlords will see the advantages of a well-informed renter through decreases in late or missed payments, longer rental terms and a more stable property environment.

For more information on Rent4SuccessSM, please visit our web site at www.rentalcounseling.org or contact Melinda.Opperman@springboard.org.

Springboard Housing LLC will be an exhibitor at the 2012 National Apartment Association Education Conference & Exposition in Boston, MA on June 28-30.

Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974. Springboard is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national organization of nonprofit credit counseling agencies, and a member of the Association of Independent Credit Counseling Agencies. The agency offers personal financial education and assistance with credit counseling, housing counseling, debt and money management through educational programs and confidential counseling. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying the highest standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. The agency provides pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education as mandated by the bankruptcy reform law. The agency offers nationwide phone counseling services and has locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, South Carolina and Massachusetts for in-person counseling sessions. Not all types of counseling are available in-person at all locations, please call for details. For more information on Springboard, call 800-449-9818 or visit their web site at www.credit.org.

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