Crime Free Multi-Housing
The Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) Program was started by Tim Zehring in Mesa, Arizona in 1992. CFMH came to Minnesota in 1994. The program has been very successful, earning the endorsements of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, the Minnesota State Sheriffs Association, MCPA, and the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association. Minnesota currently has over 120 law enforcement agencies participating in CFMH or similar programs.
The Minnesota Crime Prevention Association’s CFMH Committee is comprised of MCPA members and was formed as an avenue for agencies to come together to learn, discuss issues and ideas, and share what they are doing in their respective cities. The CFMH committee meets four times each year. Each meeting is hosted by a different agency and different topics related to rental housing are discussed at each meeting. Members are encouraged to attend the quarterly meetings.