7850 W. 183rd Street
Ph: (708) 444-5342
Fx: (708) 444-5399
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Tinley Park Crime Free Multi-Unit Housing Program, designed to help residents, owners and managers of rental units keep drugs and other illegal activity off their properties, has been under way in the Village since April 2009. The program requires landlords to obtain an annual business license under the program, attend a training seminar conducted by Village staff and to place the Crime Free Housing Lease Addendum on their tenants' leases.
The program is a nationally recognized, effective way to reduce crime in rental properties. It utilizes a unique, three-part approach which ensures the crime prevention goal while maintaining a resident-friendly approach. The program includes:
This involves a mandatory
eight-hour seminar presented to landlords and property managers by the Tinley Park Police and Fire Departments.
phase certifies that rental property has met the security requirements for the residents' safety.
resident crime prevention meeting will be conducted for full certification. A "safety social" is also offered, where all residents are invited to meet with the police and discuss the program.
The program's training for landlords and managers focuses on:
Prevention and Applicant Screening
- How code compliance (preparing the property) can protect landlord rights;
- Benefits of applicant screening;
- Tips to strengthen rental agreements;
- How to become a proactive manager;
- Maintaining a fire safe environment; and
- Developing life and safety awareness.
Drug Nuisance Awareness
- Warning signs of drug activity;
- Actions to take if a resident or resident's guests are conducting illegal activities on the property;
- Role of the police; and
- Crisis resolution and the eviction process.
When drug criminals and other destructive residents operate out of rental property, neighborhoods suffer and landlords pay a high price. The Tinley Park Crime Free Multi-Unit Housing Program is designed to enhance the safety for rental property tenants, managers, landlords, the surrounding neighborhood and the entire community.
2013 Crime Free Housing Program Brochure
The program is required under Village ordinance #2008-0-008
. The ordinance was revised under #2012-0-033
These forms are being provided as a convenience only. It is best to consult with an attorney prior to taking any legal action.
Crime Free Housing Lease Addendum (revised)
Residential Business License Application
5-Day for 735
2013 Crime Free Housing Classes
Click on the link below for the 2013 class schedule.
2013 Crime Free Housing Class Dates
Register on line for a Crime Free Housing Class
New State Law
Be aware that a state law went into effect on January 1, 2012, regarding changing or re-keying locks on units in certain buildings. See the law here
South West Suburban Landlord's Association
The next meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 11, 2013, at the Tinley Park Village Hall Kallsen Center, 16250 S. Oak Park Avenue.
I hope to see you there!
If you are not a member yet, you can sign up if you choose that night. You can also check the association's website at www.SWSLA.com
Chicago Tribune 7/19/2012