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2014 Fall Landlord Training

The City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services has scheduled its Fall 2014 Landlord Training Program. These classes work to build on a foundation of partnerships between property owners, tenants, and city agencies to create safe communities and residences. This program is provided through funding by the Portland Police Bureau, Portland Fire & Rescue, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

The Bureau of Development Services partners with the Portland Police Bureau, Portland Fire & Rescue, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Bureau of Planning and Sustainability to provide current, effective information on property management to ensure safe, crime free rental properties. Presentations are made by Housing Inspectors, Crime Prevention Specialists, Fire & Rescue Prevention Inspectors, and Police Bureau Neighborhood Response Team Officers. City staff are also available at the trainings to answer attendee’s questions.

This program has received overwhelming positive responses from attendees. Over 18,000 Portland-area owners and managers have attended these training classes representing over 369,000 rental units since the program began. 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.

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

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

Please check the BDS website for this Fall’s dates, locations, and online registration for this dynamic and informative class. Visit for the most up to date information on this program.

Fall 2014 Class Schedule
Date Location
Saturday, November 15, 2014 Concordia University– Luther Hall, Room #121
2811 NE Holman., Portland OR 97211
Monday, November 17, 2014 Portland Building – 2nd Floor Auditorium
1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland OR 97204
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Providence Hospital – Health Conference Center (HCC) Rm 1-3
4805 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213
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.