Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
The CFMH program was developed to assist property owners/managers in managing their properties. It emphasizes cooperation among property owners, tenants, and the City of Aurora to help neighborhoods fight crime and disorder. It is our belief that by working together, we can significantly reduce the negative impact crime has on our city.
The classes that are being offered in the near future are as follows:
REQUIREMENT: To attend this class, you must complete the rental registration process which includes submitting the Registration Form and annual licensing fee.
COST: Free. Please be sure to read the conditions below. A registration form must be submitted with the annual licensing fee. The registration will require the following information: Name, Address, Phone Number, Email, Type of property owned, and the Addresses of all rental properties. Please contact the City of Aurora Property Standards in order to complete this requirement and register for the Crime Free Multi-Housing Seminar at: (630)-256-3770.
CONDITIONS: Registration closes 5 days prior to the class. If a class is missed without proper notice (48 hours), there will be a fine of $100.
LOCATION: Classes will be held in the Community Room at the Aurora Police Headquarters, 1200 East Indian Trail Road, 8 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m.
WHAT IS THE COST OF CRIME FOR RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS?
- A decline in property value
- Property damage
- Civil penalties
- Criminal Charges
- The suspension or loss of your city license to rent the unit
- Loss of rent
- Fear and frustration
- Resentment and anger between neighbors and property owners/managers
- Increased safety risks for tenants and visitors
WHAT ARE SOME BENFITS OF BEING AN ACTIVE MANAGER WHO WORKS TO REDUCE CRIME AT RENTAL PROPERTIES?
- A stable, more satisfied tenant base
- Increased demand for rental units
- Lower maintenance repair costs
- Improved personal safety for tenants, property owners, managers and neighbors
- A positive presence in the community
SOME THINGS YOU WILL LEARN AT THE EIGHT HOUR SEMINAR:
- Human Rights and fair housing
- Fire safety
- Evictions and court proceedings
- Applicant screening
- Licensing and inspections
- Nuisance abatement
- Section 8 and public housing
- Rental agreements
- Gang awareness
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
In addition to the topics presented, participants receive a printed manual to use as a reference guide. The manual covers topics that due to time considerations, are not presented in the seminar. It is our hope that the manual, along with other information provided, will become part of how managers and property owners manage their properties
If you have any questions regarding the Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program, contact Ofc. Marco Gomez at 630-256-5264 (Habla Espanol.)