- Obtain an annual business license under the program
- Attend a training seminar conducted by Village staff
- Add the Crime Free Housing Lease Addendum on their tenants’ leases
- Phase One: This involves a mandatory four-hour seminar presented to landlords and property managers by the Tinley Park Police and Fire departments.
- Phase Two: This optional phase certifies that rental property has met the security requirements for the residents’ safety.
- Phase Three: An optional resident crime prevention meeting will be conducted for full certification. A “safety social” also is offered in which all residents are invited to meet with the police and discuss the program.
- How code compliance (preparing the property) can protect landlord rights
- Benefits of applicant screening
- Tips to strengthen rental agreements
- How to become a proactive manager
- Maintaining a fire safe environment
- Developing life and safety awareness
- Warning signs of drug activity
- Actions to take if a resident or resident's guests are conducting illegal activities on the property
- Role of the police
- Crisis resolution and the eviction process
Register online for a Crime Free Rental Housing Program class.
For more information, contact program coordinator Douglas Alba at (708) 444-5342 or email@example.com.
The below forms are being provided as a convenience only. It is best to consult with an attorney prior to taking any legal action.
Smoke-free housing is legal, profitable and easy!
Cannabis now legal in Illinois
Provided below is a checklist to make not only your property smoke-free, but also cannabis smoke-free in relation to the newly passed law legalizing cannabis.
Cook County Just Housing Ordinance
The Cook County Board recently enacted the Just Housing Ordinance. This is a new protocol that limits the authority and decision-making ability of landlords/property managers when applying criminal conviction background history of their potential tenants in the screening process. The Village recommends that landlords and property managers consult with their attorneys and work with a screening company familiar with this ordinance.
Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance
In 2021, Cook County passed the RTLO Ordinance for landlords. See the links below to view the ordinance and see a summary sheet provided by Cook County.
Be aware that a state law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2012 regarding changing or re-keying locks on units in certain buildings. to read the law.
New Illinois Statute
Effective January 1, 2023, no landlord can discriminate against any applicant based solely on if they have a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8). This is a State-wide statute.