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Spring 2016 Landlord Training Program

City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services

May 6, 2016


The City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services is offering its Spring 2016 Landlord Training Program. These classes work to build on a foundation of partnership between property owners, tenants, and city agencies to create safe communities and residences. This Spring training is being jointly funded and sponsored by Portland Police Bureau, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Portland Housing Bureau, Portland Fire & Rescue and Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
The classes are offered free of charge. The course manual costs $20 and is recommended as a valuable resource. At the end of each session attendees are provided a certificate of attendance. 
The Bureau of Development Services partners with the Portland Police Bureau and other City offices to provide current, effective information on property management to ensure safe, crime free rental properties. Useful information from other City Bureaus, government agencies, and non-profit organizations with an interest in the rental industry will also be available at the trainings. 
Facilitated by Campbell DeLong Resources, Inc., over 18,500 landlords have attended the City of Portland’s program in the 26 years it has been offered. The City has received overwhelming positive responses from attendees. Landlords who have taken the course state they feel more confident in their ability to screen applicants, recognize signs of illegal activity, and take action or deal with problem tenant behaviors when they arise.
Over 550 cities and counties across the nation have adopted this program, and it has been nationally recognized through the Department of Justice for its unique benefits.
Topics covered in the 8-hour training session include: property management to prevent crime or loss of investment, best practices in applicant screening, signs of dishonest applicants, rental agreements, crisis resolution/eviction, and partnering with police/crime prevention specialists/housing inspectors.
Advanced registration for this free class is recommended and is available on our website at Day of class registration/sign-in starts at 8 a.m., class starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. and is approximately eight hours long. Dates and locations for the four Spring 2016 Sessions;
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Providence Portland Medical Center, Cancer Center Amphitheater
4805 NE Glisan St., 97213
Parking: On site, no cost
TriMet: Bus 19
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Multnomah University, Travis-Lovett Rooms 111-112
8435 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97220
Parking: On site, no cost
TriMet: Bus 19
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Multnomah University,  Library Classroom 101 (L101) Room changed to: Bradley Hall, Room 1
8435 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97220
Parking: On site, no cost
TriMet: Bus 19
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Adventist Medical Center, Amphitheatre
10123 SE Market St., 97216
Parking: On site, no cost
TriMet: Bus 15; MAX Green Line
Interested parties can get more information or register via the BDS website at, or by calling the Landlord Training message line 503-823-7955. BDS has also notified rental property owners, neighborhood associations, and related businesses via U.S. Mail or email.
We hope to see you there!.

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