Criminal activity and drug dealing can reduce a community to a mere shell of what it used to be. The community's health and well-being are a direct reflection of the quality of life in the neighborhood.
The purpose of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is to help landlords develop into effective partners in keeping our neighborhoods safe, free of criminal activity and drug dealing. We want to help responsible landlords that are seeking honest residents. We also want to help prevent dishonest residents from abusing rental housing and the neighborhoods in our communities.
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program started in Mesa, Arizona in 1992. It has spread across the United States and Canada. It is a unique, three-phase certification program for rental properties of all sizes, including single-family rental homes.
- Phase 1: Eight-hour program covering the following topics:
- Legal issues for landlords
- Effective leases
- Recognizing drug activity
- Effective applicant screening process
- The eviction/unlawful detainer process
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
- Terrorism awareness and preparedness
- Phase 2: Crime prevention inspection of your rental property
- Phase 3: Crime prevention meeting for your tenants
Next Scheduled Course - The fall class scheduled for November 3 from 8 am - 5 pm has been cancelled.
The next Landlord Training Class will be held over the course of two Tuesday evenings, March 2 and March 9, from 5-9 pm. Registrants must attend both evenings to receive a certificate of completion. The class will be held at the Law Enforcement Center located at 911 11 Street North. The class is free, but you must register below.
For more information contact Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Coordinator or call 218.299.5143.
- Authorization for Release of Information:
For obtaining local criminal background checks from the Police Department.
- Kari Koskinen Background Check
For obtaining a state-wide Minnesota background check on a prospective property manager or other keyholder. This is for Minnesota properties only.
- Lease Addendum for Drug-Free and Crime-Free Housing
Use as an attachment to your existing lease.
- What Every Tenant Should Know
Information for renters in Moorhead.
- Minnesota Attorney General website where you can download their publication – “Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities.”
- Find court acceptable documents you may need in the eviction process. Click on "Housing/Landlord-Tenant" and then "Eviction."
- Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) is a state-wide nonprofit trade organization for the multi-housing industry. This website is good source for common rental forms.
- City of Moorhead City Code