Why is the seminar four hours long and what will I learn?
The Crime Free Multi-Housing program was developed in 1992 by the Mesa, Arizona Police Department. Over 1700 communities in 44 states and four Canadian provinces have been trained in CFMH. The information contained in the seminar or on-line is a compilation of experience and proven methods from professional rental property managers, lawyers, and police officers. Seminar topics include:Explanation of the Village of Niles residential rental ordinance
  • Overview of community policing and village resources available to assist you
  • Explanation of the Crime Free Lease Addendum with a sample provided
  • Crime prevention and risk management
  • CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) overview
  • Applicant screening
  • Active property management and working with the Police Department
  • An attorney discussing leases and evictions
  • Village of Niles rental issues / inspections / miscellaneous ordinances
  • Special investigations officers with gang and drug awareness information
  • A workbook and additional valuable handouts and resource information
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    1. I only have one unit. Why does the ordinance apply to me?
    2. Why is the seminar four hours long and what will I learn?
    3. I understand this seminar is mandatory. It is difficult for me to attend the one whole session for 4 hours
    4. I live out of state. How do I attend or obtain material?
    5. I own more than one unit in the village. Do I need to fill out an application for license for each unit or each building?
    6. Does the ordinance require a criminal background check for rental applicants?
    7. Does the ordinance require me to evict a tenant for one criminal incident?
    8. Doesn't the ordinance promote discrimination or profiling?
    9. How can I be held responsible for the actions of my tenant?
    10. Will my rental license be suspended or revoked any time a crime happens?