Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

Keeping Illegal Activity out of Rental Property

The Mansfield Crime Free Multi-Housing Program was designed to help residents, owners and the managers of rental property keep drugs and other illegal activity off their property. This program is honest, direct and solution oriented. It is designed to be easy, yet very effective in reducing the incident of crime in rental property.

The program utilizes a unique three-part approach which ensures the crime prevention goal while remaining resident friendly.

Phases

  • Phase one involves an eight-hour seminar presented by the Police Department.
  • Phase two will certify the rental property has met the security requirements for their resident's safety.
  • Phase three is a resident crime prevention meeting 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 advertisements.

Lessons

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program will teach you:

  • prevention and applicant screening
  • how code compliance (preparing the property) can protect your rights as a landlord
  • benefits of applicant screening
  • tips to strengthen rental agreements
  • how to become a proactive property manager
  • how to maintain a fire safe environment
  • how to develop life and safety awareness

Drug Nuisance Abatement

  • Learn the warning signs of drug activity.
  • Discuss actions you must take if you discover your resident's guest are conducting illegal activities on your properties.
  • What is the role of the police?
  • Learn about crisis resolution and the eviction process.

Resource Materials

Property managers will receive a manual with additional community resources, along with fire and life safety awareness for residents, landlords and property managers. These materials are free and available at class time. There is no cost for the training.

Additional Information

For more information contact the Mansfield Community Resource Division at 817-276-4758.