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Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
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. This program was successfully developed at the Mesa Arizona Police Department in 1992.

The program consists of three phases that must be completed under the supervision of the Bensenville Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit. Property managers can become individually certified after completing training in each phase and the property becomes certified upon successful completion of all three phases.

The anticipated benefits are reduced police calls for service, a more stable resident base, and reduced exposure to civil liability. Fully certified properties have reported reductions in police calls for service up to 70% over previous years. The heart and soul of the program is in the correct implementation and use of the Crime Free Lease Addendum (Contact the Crime Prevention Unit for a copy of it).

Crime Free Multi-Housing Program 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
  • Monthly meetings
  • Close relationship with the Crime Prevention Unit that allows you to respond to problems before they escalate
  • Follow up and crime reports
  • Open communication with the Crime Prevention Unit to address issues with your tenants

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, 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

WE HOLD MONTHLY MEETINGS AT THE VILLAGE HALL 12 S Center St.

Date: SECOND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH.

Time: 10:00 A.M. Duration about 1 hour

Reservation is necessary, if this is your first time.
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Contact Officer Joel Vargas for more information on this program or to make an appointment to learn more about the upcoming meeting. 630-350-3455 or Email:


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