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Crime Free Multi-Housing

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is a dynamic concept that the Orange County Sheriff's Office encourages all apartment or rental communities within Orange County to join. This cutting-edge crime fighting initiative is a three-phase program that will enhance rental properties, increase property values throughout the county, and prevent crime.

Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) was started by the Mesa Arizona Police Department in 1992. This program is currently being used by  Orange County Sheriff's Office and surrounding agencies, including Orlando Police Department. The OCSO's Crime Free Multi-Housing Program was launched in 2013 with its first property being certified in 2014.

Contact Information

For more information contact:

DFC Yehuda Green

Crime Free Multi-Housing Coordinator
2500 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, Florida  32804
Yehuda.green@ocfl.net

 

 

 

How do we get involved in the Crime Free Multi-Housing?

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program consists of three phases, which are completed under the supervision of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The program is free.

 

Education

In Phase One, landlords and property managers attend a free education training class on various aspects of effective property management. Topics discussed include resident screening, rental agreements, ongoing property management, crime prevention through environmental design, warning signs of gang and drug activity, the role of the police, premise liability, and fire safety. Attendees receive a certificate upon completion.

 

Prevention

In Phase Two, an on-site property review is conducted from a crime prevention standpoint utilizing the tools of what's known as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). The CPTED concept incorporates preventative measures as adding more locks, lighting, landscaping and enhancing general appearance of the property.

 

Social 

In Phase Three, the program incorporates tenant involvement through a resident “Safety Social” event hosted at your community. 

A representative of the Sheriff's Office will be on hand to meet your residents to provide information about general safety principles and crime prevention. We will also hold a question and answer session on the CFMH Program for the residents of the rental community.

A final certificate and CFMH signage for the property will be issued at the Safety Social to show to the residents that management is committed to the program, and they have completed all three phases. Managers will be able to use the Crime Free logo on their websites, signs and advertisements.

Why should my property participate in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program?

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program will establish closer partnership between the property manager and law enforcement will be established. A CFMH rental addendum is provided to be incorporated into the lease packets which strengthens your ability to remove problem residents.

 

Property managers will be sent an automatic weekly report which will provide notification of arrests for criminal incidents occurring on your property as well as the arrests of tenants. Property managers will also have access to a database that tracks individuals who have been evicted or asked to move out of local apartment communities due to documented criminal behavior.

 

Certified communities can proudly advertise they are a member of the program by displaying their Crime Free Multi-Housing sign on their property. 

Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Properties

Certified

    Sector 1
    • Forest Hills Apts
    • Silver Hills Apt
    • Taylors Apt
  • Sector 2
    • Ashley Place Apartments
    • Brooke Commons
    • Fountains at Pershing Park
    • Indigo Winter Park
    • River Ridge
    • Stonebridge Landings
    • The Marquee
    • Valencia Forest
    • Waterford East
  • Sector 3
    • Alta Westgate Apt
    • Beacon Hill Apt
  • Sector 4
    • Berkshire Club Apt
    • Citrus Glen Apts
    • Covenant on the Lakes Apt
    • Crescent Club Apts
    • GreenGables Apartments
    • Lancaster Villas
    • Oak Harbor Apts
    • Pointe Vista
  • Sector 5
    • Lake Vue
  • Sector 6
    • Abaco Key Apts

In-Progress

  • Sector 1
    • Bella Vita Place
    • Forest Edge Apts
    • Lake Weston Point Apts
    • Maitland Oaks Apts
    • Seminole Ridge Apt
  • Sector 2
    • Advenir at Polo's East
    • Alafaya Palms
    • Arden Villas
    • Azure at Winter Park
    • Baldwin Meadows Apartments
    • Boardwalk at Alafaya Trail
    • Brookfield Apartments
    • Camden at Waterford Lakes
    • Campus Crossings Alafaya
    • Central Place at Winter Park
    • College Station
    • Collegiate Village Inn
    • Colonial Pointe Apartments
    • Colonial Village Manufactured Home Community
    • Dean Woods Place
    • Golden Oaks Apartments
    • Harbor Beach
    • Highpoint Club Apartments
    • Knight's Landing
    • Lakeside at Winter Park
    • Marbella Pointe
    • Mercury 3100
    • Orion on Oprington
    • River Park Apartments
    • Sunbay
    • Tamarack East
    • The Lofts
    • The Palms at Shoreview
    • The Quad
    • The Retreat
    • The Rexford at Waterford Lakes
    • The Verge
    • Tuscany at Aloma
    • University House
    • Valencia Park
    • Victoria Place Apartments
    • Whisper Lake Apartments
  • Sector 3
    • Misty Oaks Apt
    • Rolling Hills
    • Woodhill Apt
    • Woodridge Apt
  • Sector 4
    • Andover Place Apts
    • Bella Lago Apartments
    • Bocage Village Apts
    • Dunwoodie Place Apt
    • Esplanade
    • Falcon Trace Apts
    • Grandview Pointe
    • Hidden Cove Apts
    • Hidden Creek Villas
    • Lake Jasmine Apts
    • Lakeview Pointe
    • Landon Pointe
    • Landstar Park Apartments
    • Millenia West
    • Millenium Palms Condos
    • The Park at Savino
    • Westchester at Metro West
  • Sector 5
    • Monterey Lakes Apt
    • Sea Isle
    • Vinings at Westwood Apt
  • Sector 6
    • Citra at Windermere