Property owners, managers and landlords in Lake Tahoe, California, will meet next month to discuss rolling out a new program that targets crime-free rental property, the Tahoe Daily Tribune reports. According to the paper, the collection of property managers will meet to discuss how they can enact the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, which has already gained success in neighboring Douglas County.
The program calls for a number of rigorous steps to ensure crime is avoided within residential communities, including preventing criminals from gaining widespread access to property. In additional to stringent background screening
procedures, property managers will be responsible for thorough screening during the applicant interview process, crime prevention and monitoring any suspicious activity on the grounds. Local law enforcement will also develop a working relationship with property managers on Lake Tahoe's South Shore and are already implementing early steps of the program. A crime-free housing bill is also making the rounds within the local government of Elmwood Park, Illinois, the Elmwood Park Leaves reports. In the suburban Illinois town, residents want to include background screening in an ordinance that calls for mandatory emergency information from all tenants within properties of six or more residencies.