ASK YOURSELF THIS…
IS CRIME FREE MULTI-HOUSING CERTIFICATION RIGHT FOR YOU?
“Are you concerned about nuisance or criminal activity in your rental community?”
“Are you interested in establishing a more stable, satisfied long-term resident base?”
“Would you like to provide a safe and secure environment for your residents?”
If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program and training is right for you!
2-Day Trainings for 2015
MARCH 19 & 26, 2015
SEPTEMBER 17 & 24, 2015
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The cost is $75 per person, check or cash only.
We need at least 15 confirmed attendees to have this class.
To register, please complete the form below.
For more information, view our Crime Free Multi-Housing Brochure
Fully certified properties have reported reductions in police calls for service up to
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program (CFMH) is administered as a Spokane C.O.P.S. program. The CFMH program assists landlords in reducing crime and calls for police service by promoting crime prevention education and focusing on safety in the living environment of apartment communities. CFMH is a C.O.P.S. program in partnership with the Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Department and numerous other agencies and organizations (see Partnerships).
- 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.
The CFMH Four-Step Membership Process
- Sixteen hour training session for landlords, owners, and managers covering such topics as applicant screening, rental agreements, identifying illegal activities, evictions, working with police, fire, code enforcement, human services and more. Graduates receive a Letter of Completion.
- Meeting minimum Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design requirements. This includes proper deadbolts, double window locks, peepholes on apartment front doors, proper trimming of bushes, security lighting, etc.
- Member properties hold two documented meetings with their tenants yearly. Participation in National Night Out Against Crime qualifies as a meeting.
- The owner, staff member or a resident is assigned as a liaison to the neighborhood area C.O.P.S. or S.C.O.P.E. Substation. Becoming a liaison does not require actually working in the substation.
Check out these articles, Washington Laws, and housing resources referencing Crime Free Multi-Housing and related topics:
- Article – Spokane’s Approach to Crime Free Multi-Housing
- Article – Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
- Article – Combating Crime Problems in Rental Property
- Article – Taking Action as a Manager
- Article – Safe Streets – Creating a Neighborhood Free from Nuisance
- Residential Landlord-Tenant Act
- One Stop Housing (access to affordable housing)
If you have questions about the Crime Free Multi-Housing program, please fill out the form below.