Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Do you own rental properties? If yes, take note...

The following announcement just appeared in my e-mail inbox. Although I didn't find the announcement itself particularly informative, the attached brochure gives a better sense of the nuts and bolts of the program. If you own rental properties, consider taking the steps listed in the brochure to keep your properties free of crime.

I love the idea of a "crime free addendum" to lease agreements. I've heard property owners complain about the difficulties they've encountered trying to boot ne'erdowells prior to the end of a lease agreement. This addendum seems like a great solution.


I’m glad to announce the launching of a new crime prevention program and give you some information behind its start.

In March of 2008, Pomona City Council recommended direction to establish a Crime Free Multi-Housing Program within The City of Pomona. Efforts via the Housing Department and Police Administrative Services were initiated to begin the formal process.

Crime Free Multi-Housing is specifically designed for property owners and managers to reduce crime on rental properties. The program's success rate is widespread and its concept has grown nationally and internationally as well. CFMH works with active management and uses proven crime prevention methods and training to reduce illegal activity on rental properties. To learn more on the program's concept and benefits, please see the attached brochure.

The CFMH program will be coordinated through the Code Compliance Unit of the Pomona Police Department. Program support will be necessary from city resources, so we are asking for your support and cooperation as this program gets underway. Please note, this program is funded via CDBG and Federal Weed and Seed grant sources. A pilot program in Pomona is currently underway. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Respectfully Yours,

Teri Baker

Crime Free Multi-Housing Coordinator

Code Compliance Unit

375 S. Main Street Suite 101

Pomona, CA 91766

Phone: (909)620-2184

E-Mail: crimefreehousing@ci.pomona.ca.us

Crime Free Brochure

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