The City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services is offering its Fall 2013 Landlord Training Program: Keeping Rental Property Safe and Free of Illegal Activity. This session offers four classes spread through November and December, in different Portland neighborhood venues.
These classes work to build on a foundation of partnership between property owners, tenants, and city agencies to create safe communities and residences. These trainings are made available by funding received from Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue.
The Bureau of Development Services partners with the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide current, effective information on property management to ensure safe, crime free rental properties and more livable communities. Presentations are made by Housing Inspectors, Crime Prevention Specialists, Fire & Rescue Prevention Inspectors, and Police Bureau Neighborhood Response Team Officers. These City staff are also available at the trainings to answer attendees’ questions. Useful information from other City Bureaus, government agencies, and non-profit organizations with an interest in the residential rental industry will also be available at the trainings.
Topics covered in the 8-hour training session 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/fire inspectors/crime prevention specialists/housing inspectors.
Facilitated by Campbell DeLong Resources, Inc., over 16,700 landlords representing over 330,000 rental units have attended the City of Portland’s program in the 20 plus 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 participation in the Enhanced Safety Properties program through the Portland Police Bureau and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention.
Advanced registration for this free class is recommended and is available on our website www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/landlordtraining. 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 Fall 2013 Sessions;
|Fall 2013 Class Schedule|
|Saturday, December 14, 2013||Concordia University – Luther Hall, Room 121
2811 NE Holman Street
|Monday, December 16, 2013||Legacy Emanual Medical Center | Lorenzen, Auditorium
2801 N. Gantenbein Avenue
|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 www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/landlordtraining. BDS will also send an information mailing targeted at rental property owners via U.S. Mail or email.
If you have questions or for more information, please contact Edward Marihart, Neighborhood Inspections/Compliance Services, at (503) 823-7373.