RentWise is a tenant education program that helps people know how to find and keep decent rental housing, and how to become more successful renters.   Renters who complete this program of six modules earn a certificate of completion to show potential landlords and property managers that they want to be good tenants.

RentWise includes information on:

  • > Managing Your Money
  • > Communicating with Landlords and Neighbors
  • > Finding a Place to Call Home
  • > Getting Through the Rental Process
  • > Taking Care of a Home
  • > When you Move Out
  • > Where to go for help with problems


RentWise was originally created by the Universities of Wisconsin and Minnesota and licensed to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.  

RentWise Lincoln Network Members are:
Hoppe Homes, LP
Hoppe, Harner, Vogt and Barrows, LLP
Lincoln Action Program
Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department—Healthy Homes
Lincoln Housing Authority
Nebraska Assistive Technology
Nebraska Health and Human Services
Nebraska Housing Developers Association
Region V Systems
REOMA (Real Estate Owners and Managers Association)
Stronger, Safer Neighborhoods
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cooperative Extension