Crime Free Housing

Who this Ordinance Applies To

Laws regarding rental properties and eviction proceedings can be complicated. Most small property owners operate their rental unit as an investment and may not have the background, information, or experience that would assist them in preventing or dealing with problems on their property. 

The village has had several cases related to rental condos or rental single-family homes where drug sales, criminal gang activity (including drive-by shootings) and severe nuisance problems that adversely impacted the quality of life in the neighborhood have occurred, and the property owner was unaware or unable to quickly or effectively resolve the matter. 

One has no way of knowing if the next renter will become a nightmare for you and the community. The Crime Free Multi-Housing program can help you be prepared to prevent problems or be ready to quickly and effectively deal with problems should they occur.

About the Seminar

The Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) program was developed in 1992 by the Mesa, Arizona Police Department. Over 1,700 communities in 44 states and 4 Canadian provinces have been trained in CFMH. The information contained in the seminar is a compilation of experience and proven methods from professional rental property managers, lawyers, and police officers. Seminar topics include:

  • Explanation of the Village of Carpentersville residential rental ordinance
  • Overview of community policing and village resources available to assist you
  • Explanation of the Crime Free Lease Addendum with a sample provided
  • Crime Prevention and Risk Management
  • CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) overview
  • Applicant Screening
  • Active Property Management and working with the police department
  • An Attorney discussing leases and evictions
  • Village of Carpentersville rental issues/inspections/miscellaneous ordinances
  • Special Investigations Officers with gang and drug awareness information
  • A workbook and additional valuable handouts and resource information

Attending the Seminar

In an effort to provide the rental property owner, agent (manager), or the owner's designee, an opportunity to attend the seminar with the least amount of difficulty, we are offering several sessions annually. Seminars are scheduled on Saturday mornings generally once a month. See the scheduled dates in the top-right corner of this page.

If it is absolutely impossible to attend the seminar, you may contact the program coordinator, Officer Matt Lipke, at the Carpentersville Police Department to make arrangements to complete the requirement of the seminar. Please keep in mind that a training completion certificate is required before your rental license will be issued by the village. Your tenant can not attend the course for you.