Springboard Housing LLC Introduces RENT4SUCCESS℠

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Holistic Counseling to Educate a Growing Population of Renters On Consumer Rights and Responsibilities

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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.

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 Rent4Success℠ program is built on a series of five 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 Rent4Success℠, please visit our web site at RentalCounseling.org or contact Melinda(dot)Opperman(at)springboard(dot)org.

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

About Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc.
SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. (“Springboard”) is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974. Springboard is an approved housing counseling regional intermediary by the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation signifying the highest standards in the industry for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. In addition, Springboard is a member of both national industry associations; the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and the Association of Independent Credit Counseling Agencies. Springboard offers personal financial education and confidential counseling in foreclosure prevention, rent, reverse mortgage, pre-bankruptcy and debtor education, and debt and money management. Springboard provides telephone counseling services nationwide, and maintains offices in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, South Carolina and Massachusetts for in-person sessions. Not all types of counseling are available at all locations. For more information on Springboard, please visit their web site at Springboard.org.

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