The Cost of Being 'Crime Free'
September 12, 2013 | Publication | Housing, Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

A growing trend in Illinois and across the country of establishing crime free rental housing and nuisance property ordinances has costly consequences for tenant families, landlords, and entire communities, according to a MacArthur-supported report by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. The report finds such laws can reduce the supply of rental housing, displace crime victims and others who need to reach out to police for help, and increase the number of vacant properties and homeless families, among myriad other problems.

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