ASUM Renter Center

About Us

We provide personalized support to student renters as they navigate living off-campus. Through our one-on-one counseling, we help students understand their rights under the Montana Residential Landlord-Tenant Act, draft grievance and protest letters, and connect students with other community resources that can meet their individual needs. If you are unable to resolve a conflict with our assistance, we can then refer you to ASUM Legal Services which offers expert legal advice and representation.

Mission

The ASUM renter center is a student advocacy organization dedicated to enhancing renters’ rights, promoting policy change, and conducting education and neighborhood outreach.

Contact

Phone:

  • Call: (406) 243-2017

Email:

Hours & Location:

  • Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • University Center Room 118
  • Closed for University holidays

Services

  • Offer FREE student renter counseling with a highly trained staff member and assistance from Legal Services
  • Manage the Neighborhood Ambassador Program with student ambassadors that serve as liaisons between student renters and homeowners in the neighborhoods bordering our campus
  • Create renter education campaigns on campus, in the community, and in the residence halls
  • Write new legislation to protect renters
  • Manage the UM Housing Finder to provide a safer housing search engine for UM students
  • Manage the Landlord Review Website to provide students with a venue to post and search student reviews of their experiences with local landlords and property management companies
  • Recruit and work with the Student Housing Board to give students opportunities to build leadership and political experience while guiding the ASUM Renter Center in its mission
  • Maintain & build professional relationships with local nonprofits advocating for housing right
  • Coordinate the annual Housing & Community Resources Fair every spring to provide a one-stop shop for students to meet all of their off-campus needs

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