Crime Free Multi-Housing

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Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

In 1992, the Mesa, Arizona Police Department created the crime free multi-housing program to reduce nuisance and criminal activity in rental properties. The success of this program can be attributed to the mutual cooperation between the local police department, rental property management, and residents with the end goal of creating a safer community for everyone to live in and enjoy.

Below you will find the complete program broken down into sections.  A complete manual can be downloaded at the bottom of this list.  These files are saved in Portable Document Format (PDF) that requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have it installed, you may download a copy free from

Rental Application--Please Download fillable form --Complete-then-Mail to the address at the top of the application or Drop off at the City Clerks Office in City Hall or fax to 618-452-0847.

Required Ordinance Update Training for All Landlords
Landlord Training -New Rental Ordinance 8910

Reference Information
Freedom of Information Request Form
Municipal Code - Chapter 5.142 - License for Lessors of Residential Units
Crime Free Housing Lease Addendum
Landlord and Tenant Act
Code of Civil Procedure (Illinois Eviction Law)
Civil Liabilities
Property Forfeiture
Public Nuisance
Litter Control Act
Criminal Housing Management
Occupancy Inspection Requirements
TRAP - Tenant Responsibility Accountability Program
Methamphetamine Abatement Procedure
HUD Bans Using Arrest Records / Use of Criminal Records in Screening
Renters Handbook
Chronic Public Nuisance Properties
Trash Requirement for Rental Properties

(This is for new landlords only. If you've already taken the class  and have your green certificate of completion, it is not necessary to take this course.)
SECTION 1, Introduction and Ordinance
SECTION 2,  Lease Addendum
SECTION 3, Crime In Rental Property
SECTION 4, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
SECTION 5, Laws and Ordinances you should know
SECTION 6, Drug Recognition
SECTION 8, Fair Housing Act
SECTION 9, Eviction Process