Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

Keeping Illegal Activity Out of Rental Communities

The establishment of a Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) Program is a proven technique for keeping illegal activity out of rental properties. CFMH is a unique partnership between law enforcement agencies, rental property owners, managers, and tenants. CFMH is a voluntary, solution-oriented certification program.

Three Key Elements of Crime Free Multi-Housing

  • Enhanced physical security
  • Tenant involvement
  • Management training

Participation Benefits of the CFMH Program

  • Benefits to property owners and managers:
    • Higher demand for units
    • Increased occupancy rates
    • Attract stable, quality tenants
    • Reduce maintenance and repair costs
    • Increased property values
  • Benefits to tenants:
    • Better neighbors in a safer environment
    • Interested and involved property management
    • Increased knowledge about safety and security
    • Heightened sense of community
  • Benefits to law enforcement:
    • Reduced calls for service
    • Positive interactions with the community
    • Successful problem solving
    • Enhanced patrol services by freeing deputies time

To learn more about the program or to enroll in a training session, please contact Eric Kant, Poway Sheriff's Crime Prevention Unit at 858-513-2810.