The Lexington Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed to help residents, owners and the managers of rental property keep drugs and other illegal activity off their property. This program is honest and direct. It is solution oriented. It is easy, yet very effective in reducing the incident of crime in rental property.
The training is provided free of charge. Call the Community Services Section at 258-3636 for more information.
Fax (859-425-2270) or mail the Registration Form today! (See tentative class schedule below.)
Program has 3 Phases:
Phase One: Involves a ten-hour seminar presented by the police and fire departments, a civil attorney (four hour class), code enforcement personnel, the sheriff's department, and a narcotics representative with a drug dog demonstration.
Phase Two: Will certify that the rental property has met the security requirements for the residents' safety. A police officer will perform a security check on your apartment property inspecting doors, locks, windows, lighting and landscape.
Phase Three: A resident crime prevention meeting will be conducted for full certification, and the managers will be granted the use of large metal signs for display on the property. The management will also be granted the use of the program logo in all advertisement.
Benefits of the Program:
- A stable, more satisfied resident base.
- Increased demand for rental units with a reputation for active management.
- Lower maintenance and repair costs.
- Increased property values.
- Improved personal safety for residents, property owners and managers.
- Peace of mind that comes from spending more time on routine management and less on crisis control.
- More appreciative neighbors.
Points to Consider:
When drug criminals and other destructive residents operate out of rental property, neighborhoods suffer and property owners pay a high price, such as:
- Decline in property values.
- Property damage arising from abuse, retaliation,neglect or even police raids.
- Fire resulting from manufacturing or growing operations.
- Civil penalties, including closure of property or property seizure.
- Loss of rent during the eviction and repair periods.
- Fear and frustration when dealing with dangerous and threatening tenants.
- Increased resentment and anger between neighbors and property managers.
- The loss of other valued residents.
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program will teach you:
Prevention and Applicant Screening
- Crime Free Lease Addendum
- Benefits of applicant screening
- Tips to strengthen rental agreements
- How to become a proactive property manager
- Maintaining a fire safe environment
- Development of life safety awareness
Drug Nuisance Abatement
- Warning signs of drug activity
- Actions you must take if you discover your resident or resident's guests are conducting illegal activities on your property
- Role of the Police
- Crisis resolution and the eviction process
- 100-page manual with additional community resources for residents, landlords, and property managers.
- Many other free materials will be available at class time.
Tentative Class Schedule (Call for dates):
7:30-8:30 am - Registration and Breakfast
8:30-8:40 am - WELCOME
8:40-8:50 am - Crime Analyst: Obtain police calls on your property free
8:50 to 9:15 am - What is the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program?
9:15-10:00 am - Apartment Watch/Promoting community oriented policing and crime prevention
10:00-10:30 am - The role of police and working with the Division of Police
10:30-11:00 am - Division of Tenant Services and Housing Council
11:00-11:20 am - Human Rights
11:20-11:50 am - Code Enforcement
11:50-12:20 pm - Neighborhood Officers/CLEAR UNIT
12:20-12:40 pm - Gangs and Graffiti
12:40-2:30 pm - Warning signs of drug activity, illegal activity, clandestine labs, drug paraphernalia display
2:30-5:00 pm - Applicant screening, rental agreements, crisis resolution/evictions, background checks
Call 258-3636 or 258-3634 to enroll today! Due to limited seating, please sign up as soon as possible!