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The program is a partnership between the South Chicago Heights Police Department, Building Department, the owners and managers of this property, and the residents, to keep drugs and other illegal activity out of our community.
No. Crime knows no address. It can occur anywhere. What “crime free” means is that if you live here you will be expected to live a “crime free” lifestyle. You will be required to sign a “Crime Free Addendum” to your lease.
Actually, property managers join the program so they won’t have the crime problems. This community has also joined the program because we are committed to providing a safe community for our residents.
The property manager and staff adopt the Crime Free Lease Addendum (PDF) provided by the South Chicago Heights Police Department.
The property meets security requirements for resident’s safety.
At the time of a rental application, the tenant will receive a copy of the Crime Free Lease Addendum (PDF) that the tenant and the landlord are required to sign if the tenant wishes to live at said property. The police department will be conducting a background check and may deny the tenants application based on criminal history.
Benefits of an effective Crime Free Rental Housing Nuisance Program include: