Fla. Program Makes it Easier to Evict Criminals

By: AP
By: AP

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) --

It's about to get easier for property managers in Orlando to evict criminals.

The Orlando Police Department plans to officially roll out the
Crime Free Multi-Housing program this week.

It works like this. When crimes are committed in Orlando, the
suspects' names and addresses are entered into a database available to apartment managers who are enrolled in the program. If a
tenant's name pops up, property managers can start eviction process
for violating the terms of the lease.

The program began in Arizona during the 1990s after law
enforcement officers grew tired of responding to apartment
complexes involving problems with the same people. Arizona
officials say they've seen a 15 to 20 percent reduction in crime at
participating complexes.

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