Crime Free Housing

Responsibilities


The Crime Free Housing Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Crime Free Housing and Inspections Program including the annual rental property registration program; conducting crime free program certification workshops for residential property managers; coordinating crime prevention security assessments of the property and serving as a liaison between the Police Department and the landlord/rental property owner community.

Program in Effect in DeKalb


On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 changes in the City of DeKalb Municipal Ordinance Chapter 10 (PDF), which now includes the Crime Free Housing Program, took effect. In brief, the ordinance states that every landlord must register their rental property annually with the City of DeKalb; that every lease shall contain a crime free lease provision; and landlords will be required to attend an educational program in the first year and in subsequent years on a rotating schedule. 

Landlord Educational Program

Landlord application courses are scheduled for late fall. Dates for 2019 are as follows:

Thursday, November 7, 2019 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Registration for landlord education courses are scheduled by Rita Larson. She can be reached at 815-748-8435. 

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