If you answered yes to some or all of the above questions, the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program has some recommendations for you!
Residents of rental property are in a unique and powerful position: by refusing to rent from landlords who fail to take action for any illegal activity on their property, they convey a clear message that the rental community will seek out responsible, dedicated landlords. Landlords who allow illegal activity on their property will see their occupancy rates decline and their profits dwindle. A key piece of the program is to assist in the development of community connections to ensure that complex issues at the property are addressed appropriately.
Saskatoon has a number of rental properties that have been recognized by the Saskatoon Police Service as being committed to provide safe rental housing. These properties are certified by the Crime Free Multi-Housing program. As a public service, the Saskatoon Police Service has compiled a list of certified properties throughout the city, based on the three policing divisions. Links are provided to the websites of the landlords who may have other properties in the program. Currently there are over 300 apartments working on the Crime Free Multi-Housing program requirements.
Community Connections Guide - This guide was produced to assist property owners, building managers, rental property management companies (support staff etc) and the building residents & their families with access to service-providers within Saskatoon. This includes emergency shelters, mental health and addiction services, health, justice and family wellness.
How Safe is your Rental Property Guide - This guide was created as a ‘generic’ guide intended for the general public, service-providers and the rental property community as a tool for what to look for when searching out safe-housing options. The Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program includes liaison work between The Saskatoon Police Service, affiliated agencies, front-line staff and the rental property community to further develop partnerships to address rental apartment safety and security.
9 Point Inspection Guide - If you’d like to participate in the Crime Free Multi-Housing program, you will need to bring your building up to a certain acceptable standard. This is an international standard and includes nine components or points of inspection.
To obtain further information on the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program contact:
Crime Free Multi-Housing in Saskatoon
306-975-8385 OR 306-975-8173