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Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program

ALHAMBRA CRIME-FREE MULTI-HOUSING PROGRAM
for safer, cleaner properties and a more friendly environment
 

Jessica Cuchilla, Crime Prevention Officer
Crime Prevention Office - 626-570-5177

jcuchilla@alhambrapd.org
 

Call the Alhambra Police Department Crime Prevention Office for a registration packet by calling 626-570-5177, or email jcuchilla@alhambrapd.org with your name, address & phone number, and rental property location.

IF YOU OWN OR MANAGE RENTAL PROPERTY, THIS SEMINAR IS A MUST!
 

The Alhambra CRIME-FREE Multi-Housing Program provides rental property owners and property managers with the
necessary tools and practices of good property management.Common rental management mistakes can result in costly
civil suits, while good management practices result in safer and more profitable rental housing communities by keeping
away drugs, crime and criminals. The main benefits of participating in this program include:

  • Improved personal safety for tenants, landlords and managers leading to decreased calls for police services
    at residences involved in the program
  • A more stable and satisfied tenant base
  • Lower maintenance/repair costs
  • Increased demand for rental units
     

THREE-PHASE APPROACH TO ENSURE CRIME PREVENTION:

PHASE ONE - involves an 8-hour seminar hosted by the Alhambra Police Department. The classroom-style instruction includes topics on property management, tenant screening, the rights and responsibilities of an owner/manager,
problem-solving solutions to legally re-establish control of your rental property, the eviction process, and developing
a working relationship with law enforcement. Participants learn the minimum standard for securing the safety of their complex at very little expense. Instructors include the Alhambra Police Department, the Apartment Association of the
Greater Inland Empire, the Southern California Housing Rights Center, certified property managers and practicing legal
attorneys specializing in tenant/landlord law. The seminar and all instruction material are free of charge.

During the seminar a continental breakfast and lunch are included free of charge.


PHASE TWO -  involves a certification process to ensure that the rental property has met the security requirements
for tenant safety. It includes a security assessment of your property for the use of proper locks on doors and
windows, as well as adequate lighting in carports and other common areas.

 

PHASE THREE - requires owners/managers to host a tenant's meeting with the majority of their residents. This
meeting is similar to a Neighborhood Watch meeting whereby residents are taught how to reduce opportunities
for criminals and to identify and report criminal activity.
 

After the completion of all the phases, the property will be certified by the Alhambra Police Department as an active participant in the Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program. The landlord/ property manager will be able to use this certification
in advertisements, and a free, metal Crime-Free Multi-Housing sign will be provided which the owner/property manager
can post on the property.

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