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4: Make Your Housing Plan — I Want to Rent

Set Your Renting Guidelines

Goal cloudTo aid with your decision making, it’s a good idea to create a checklist when comparing your housing choices.

Use these sentence-starters to help you think about things you want to maintain from your current living situation, improve on or change. Download the Housing Plan Worksheet to record your preferences.


  • In my current housing situation, I like , and I want my new place to have that as well.  

Example: In my current housing situation, I like that there are two bedrooms, and I want my new place to have that as well.

Example: In my current housing situation, I like that I am downtown, and I want my new place to have that as well.

  • Something I would like to improve from my current living situation is to have instead of .

Example: Something I would like to improve from my current living situation is to have the ability to take public transportation instead of needing to drive every day.

  • One thing I would change from my current housing situation is .

Example: One thing I would change from my current housing situation is to have a yard so I can get a dog.

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