Crime Free Multi-Housing

Crime Prevention

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is a state-of-the-art crime prevention program designed to reduce crime, drugs, and gangs on apartment properties. The benefits of the program include:

  • 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.

Protecting Renters & Rentees

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, or neglect; property damage 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 the 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.

There are three phases to this program which is provided free of charge to the public by the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office.