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Sheltering the Homeless

Tenant Readiness

The Tenant Readiness Program partners with Lucas County landlords and tenants to help families improve their ability to manage the responsibilities of their households before they sign a lease.

The tenant readiness program helps prevent evictions and help landlords secure their property investment. The goal is to help tenants who are financially vulnerable before they enter into a lease agreement.

For Landlords

  • We will help protect your investment by monitoring and addressing your tenants’ financial situation throughout the term of their lease.
  • We will develop an applicant pool of potential renters who have successfully completed the program.
  • We will establish a Property Owner/ Manager Network to support you in addressing your concerns.

For Tenants

  • The program will help you better prepare for the financial responsibilities of being a renter before you commit to a lease.
  • You will learn how to manage your household budget and develop emergency plans.
  • You will receive one-on-one support for the duration of your lease.
  • Gain access to our network of partnering Landlords.

An eviction is an event no family wants to experience. However, a renter places their household at risk of that experience when they fail to plan their spending decisions. By thinking through your spending decisions before you commit to a lease and adjusting your budget to assure that you can afford all of the basic costs, you can reduce the chances of facing eviction.

  • We want to help you take control of your finances so that you and your family can live a productive life.
  • Families & individuals searching for new housing and who have the income to afford the costs of renting.
  • Renters who want help managing their household budget.
  • The program is provided at no cost to you thanks to the Toledo Community Foundation.
  • Attend an Assessment Intake appointment
  • Complete an Individual Stability Plan
  • Work one-on-one with our case managers
  • Utilize us to help you carry out your plan
  • Meet with us 3 times out of a year
  • Receive our Household Stability Seal of Approval Card
  • Be recognized by our network of Landlords

For more information, please call Linda Kraft at 419.214.4905.