Owners and managers of affordable housing communities often facecrime incidents that harm the tenants and the property. Aproactive, public-private program that reduces risk will improvethe residents’ quality of life and can reduce liability exposureand insurance costs.

Too often, property owners and managers react to crime. Theycall the police, hire a security company or evict troublesometenants. None of those actions prevent problems from reoccurring,reduce liability or help residents. When violent acts in acommunity become regular fodder for TV news, the property isperceived as a place where criminals live. Its value, income andinsurability are all affected.

Programs to keep crime away

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