The Country Club Hills Crime Free Rental Housing Program was passed by ordinance in October 2008. It requires (1) the licensing of residential rental property by the property owner, (2) an inspection of the property by the Building Department, (3) a signed agreement (Crime Free Lease Addendum) between owner and renter, and (4) the property owner/manager attending a Crime Free Training Seminar.
The main concept of the program is to build a coalition between the property owners/managers, the Building Department, and the Police Department. Criminal activity on rental property results in a radical decline in property values and the “quality of life” for all residents of the City. By informing property owners of crime prevention strategies, applicant screening procedures, and tenant action that would violate the Crime Free Lease Addendum and Crime Free Ordinance, the program can reduce crime, increase property values, and improve the quality of life for all of our residents.
Crime Free Training Seminars are hosted at the Police Department unless otherwise noted. The seminar schedule is provided below. Participants are required to pre-register at least 1 day prior to the training date. A Residential Rental License application along with applicable fees must be submitted to City Hall prior to seminar registration. For any questions please contact the Crime Free Housing Coordinator, Officer Prater at 708-798-3191.
2017 Crime Free Seminar Schedule
Wednesday, January 11th
Wednesday, March 8th
Wednesday, May 10th
Wednesday, May 17th
Wednesday, July 19th
Wednesday, September 13th
Wednesday, October 25th
Wednesday, November 15th **CLASS IS FULL**
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
NOTE: Seminar promptness is required. Attendees arriving late will need to re-register for the next seminar. Children are not permitted at these seminars.
If you have already submitted a “new” application for a Residential Rental License, please contact the Crime Free Housing Coordinator to pre-register for the seminar. Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins are NOT permitted.