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Spring 2011 Landlord Training Program Classes Available

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City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services


March 16, 2011

Contact: Crystle Cowen, Bureau of Development Services 503.823.7324

The City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services is offering its Spring 2011 Landlord Training Program: Keeping Rental Property Safe and Free of Illegal Activity. The spring series offers four classes spread throughout different Portland neighborhood venues in April and May.

These training classes work to build on a foundation of partnership between property owners, tenants, and City agencies to create safe communities and residences. The training classes are being made possible by funding received from Portland Police Bureau, Metro Multifamily Housing Association and the Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland.

The Bureau of Development Services partners with the Portland Police Bureau and other City agencies to provide current, effective information on property management to help ensure safe, crime free rental properties. Presentations are made by Housing Inspectors, Crime Prevention Specialists, and Police Bureau Neighborhood Response Team Officers. They are also available to answer attendee questions. Useful information from other City bureaus, government agencies, and non-profit organizations with an interest in the rental industry will also be available at the classes.

Topics covered in the 8-hour training classes include: property management to prevent crime or loss of investment value, best practices in applicant screening, signs of dishonest applicants, rental agreements, ongoing management and resident relations, crisis resolution/eviction, and partnering with police, crime prevention specialists, and housing inspectors.

The training classes are facilitated by Campbell DeLong Resources, Inc. Over 15,300 landlords have attended the City of Portland's program in the 20 years it has been offered. The City has received overwhelming positive responses from attendees. Landlords who have taken the course state they feel more confident in their ability to screen applicants, recognize signs of illegal activity, and take action or deal with problem tenant behaviors when they arise.

Over 550 cities and counties across the nation have adopted this program, and it has been nationally recognized through the U.S. Department of Justice for its unique benefits.

The classes are offered free of charge. At the end of each session attendees are provided a certificate of completion. Attendance also is required for the Enhanced Safety Properties program through the Portland Police Bureau and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention.

Advanced registration for these free training classes is recommended and available on our website use the quick link to Landlord Training. Day of class sign-in starts at 8 a.m., class starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. and concludes by 5:00 p.m. Dates and locations for the four Spring 2011 Sessions are as follows:


Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Date Location

 Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Adventist Medical Center - Amphitheatre C

10123 SE Market St., 97216

Parking: On-site, no cost

Tri-Met: Bus Lines 15 or 27; MAX Green Line

 Monday, April 11, 2011

Portland Building - Auditorium

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, 97204

Parking: Local lots for fee

Tri-Met: All lines travelling Portland Mall

 Monday, May 2, 2011

Kaiser Permanente Town Hall - Ballroom

3704 N Interstate Avenue, 97227

Parking: On-site, no cost

Tri-Met: MAX Yellow Line

 Saturday, May 7, 2011

Warner Pacific College - McGuire Auditorium

2219 SE 68th Avenue, 97215

Parking: On-site, no cost

Tri-Met: Bus Line 4 Division/Fessenden

Sign in begins at 8 a.m., with the class promptly starting at 8:30 a.m.. The class lasts a full 8 hours with a 1 hour lunch break. If you do not sign in by 8:30 a.m. your seat may be filled from our class waiting list.


Interested parties can get more information or register via the BDS website at, click on the quick link for Landlord Training. BDS will also send an information mailing targeted at rental property owners via U.S. Mail or email.

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September 11, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Besides the obvious educational development, the educational experience creates an environment that allows many skills that will be useful later on in life, and maybe pick up on talents you never thought you had before.

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