Crime-free housing program permanent in Collinsville

February 10, 2014 

— The city's crime-free housing program is now permanent.

The city council had approved a crime-free housing program in 2011, which required landlords to register and undergo classes. It was created with a sunset clause that would have caused it to end this year.

"It gives the landlords the ability to work with the police department... and for the police department to work with the landlords if there is a problem," said City Manager Scott Williams. He said it allowed landlords to better know to whom they rent, and to have better control over the property.

The landlords pay an annual fee of $25 per rental unit for the program, which does not include an occupancy permit.

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