Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

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    Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Manual

    Benefits:

    • A stable, more satisfied tenant base.
    • Increased demand for rental units with a reputation for active management.
    • Lower maintenance and repair costs.
    • Increased property values.
    • Improved personal safety for tenants, landlords, and managers.

    Costs of Drug Activity in Rental Property:

    When drug criminals and other destructive tenants operate out of rental property, neighborhoods suffer and landlords pay a high price. That price may include:

    • Decline in property values — particularly when the activity begins affecting the reputation of the neighborhood.
    • Property damage arising from abuse, retaliation, neglect, or from police raids.
    • Fire resulting from manufacturing or growing operations.
    • Civil penalties, including temporary closure of the property — or even property seizure.
    • Loss of rent during 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 tenants.

    The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Will Teach You:

    I. 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.
    • Maintaining a fire safe environment.
    • Development of life safety awareness.

    II. Drug Nuisance Abatement

    • Warning signs of drug activity.
    • Actions you must take if you discover your tenant or tenant’s guests are conducting illegal activities at your property.
    • Role of the police.
    • Crisis resolution and the eviction process.

    III. Resource Materials

    • A 170-page manual with additional community resources for tenants, landlords, and property managers.
    • A manual addressing fire and life safety awareness for tenants, landlords, and property managers.
    • Many other FREE materials will be available at class time.
    • One of the tools of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is the Crime Free Lease Addendum.

    And best of all … the training is FREE!!

    List of fully certified properties:

    • Aria Luxury Apartments, 4500 Kentsfield Lane, Columbia, MO 65201 – (573) 815-7300
    • Midtown by Brookside, East Walnut Street, Columbia, MO 65201 – (573) 815-7457
    • Brookside Downtown, 120 South Tenth Street, Columbia, MO 65201 – (573) 815-7458
    • Townhomes by Brookside, 400 West Old Plank Road, Columbia, MO 65203 – (573) 815-7455
    • Brookside Downtown on Elm, 825 Elm Street, Columbia, MO 65201 – (573) 815-7456
    • Deerfield Apartments, 1516 Sylvan Lane #1, Columbia, MO 65202 – (573) 886-8638
    • Columbia Crossing Apartments, 2206 Whitegate Drive, Columbia, MO 65202 – (573) 614-7033

    Upcoming training dates:

    Check back later for upcoming training dates. 

    For further information contact:

    Officer Amy Bishop
    Office: (573) 874-7426
    Email: Amy.Bishop@como.gov

     

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