What is the Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) Program?
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed to help tenants, owners, and managers of rental properties keep drugs and other illegal activity off their property. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is an international program that began in 1992 in Mesa, Arizona and has spread to 44 states, 5 Canadian Provinces, and over 2,000 cities.
How does the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program work?
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program consists of three phases. Phase One is an 8-hour crime prevention workshop for property managers and owners. The workshop will include implementing a Crime-Free Lease Addendum, documenting incidents, site security issues, and working with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).
Phase Two consists of a security evaluation by trained MCSO deputies. The security evaluation will certify that the rental property has met all security requirements for tenant safety.
During Phase Three, the property owner or manager will be responsible for hosting a crime prevention community meeting. MCSO deputies will explain the benefits of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program to the residents and other crime prevention techniques.
After completing the above phases, the rental community will receive Crime Free Multi-Housing Program certification and be able to post program signage throughout their property. The management of the rental property will be required to host one crime prevention meeting for residents annually to maintain their Crime Free Multi-Housing Program certification.
If you would like to participate in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program or obtain additional information, please call the MCSO District VI Queen Creek Substation at (480) 458-5408.