Humboldt Tenant-Landlord Collaboration

The Humboldt Tenant-Landlord Collaboration (HTLC) is an educational program designed to promote best practices for tenants and landlords throughout the HSU community.

The 10-module certification program will help students, renters, and property owners build positive and equitable relationships. Individuals who complete the program will earn HTLC’s “Good Neighbor” certificate, showing their commitment to improving community relations across Humboldt County.

Established by a collaboration between HSU’s Basic Needs team and key community partners, HTLC works to find local solutions to the challenging statewide housing climate. From mold and pest prevention to renting with emotional support animals, we educate tenants and landlords on how to maintain rental properties for everyone’s best interest.

Our 10-module certification program is designed to improve the climate for both property owners and renters. Throughout this course, participants will examine the issue of housing through an equitable lens.

Modules include:

  • Finances
  • Community Resources
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Service/Emotional Support Animals
  • Community Resources
  • Trash, Recycling, and Donation Practices

Participants Can Expect To:

  • Develop a shared understanding of terms and definitions
  • Watch videos about community members’ experiences with housing
  • Read about landlord and tenant perspectives
  • Build skills and knowledge through interactive exercises
  • Engage in open-minded and respectful discussions

A town-and-gown collaboration, HTLC bridges HSU to the greater community and humanizes the rental market through education.