Does the ordinance require me to evict a tenant for one criminal incident?
No. The ordinance does recommend the use of a Crime Free Lease Addendum or similar wording in the body of the lease that makes criminal activity a cause for eviction. The ordinance does not require an eviction based on criminal activity. It simply provides the rental property owner the tool and ability to deal with a problem if they choose or need to. The Crime Free Lease Addendum was developed by HUD and is used in Section 8 leases utilized by housing authorities. Evictions based on this concept were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2002 (see Oakland Housing Authority v. Rucker and Department of Housing and Urban Development v. Rucker).

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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?