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  • City Resources Against Substandard Housing (C.R.A.S.H.)

    The C.R.A.S.H. Team is a multi-agency task force designed to identify and find solutions to neighborhood crime problems.

    The C.R.A.S.H. Team is designed to address problem property locations within the city in a comprehensive manner.  Members of the Team include representatives from the City Prosecutor's office, Neighborhood Connections, Pasadena Police Department, Code Compliance, the Housing Department and Day One (a nonprofit community based organization).  The mission of the team is not only to resolve long-standing problems at particular locations throughout the City but also to educate property owners about crime and decay from their property.  This educational component includes outreach to community and trade groups through oral presentations and a more focused 1/2 day, free seminar known as the Landlord Training Program.

    The Landlord Training Program provides practical advice and suggestions on how to prevent illegal activity on rental properties.  Experienced property managers, housing inspectors, police personnel and attorneys speak to landlords about property preparation, applicant screening, active management, recognition of narcotic and other illegal activity, laws that affect property owners and resources available to them.   Additionally, each participant is provided with a comprehensive resource manual and receives a certificate of completion. to date, 88 property owners and managers have completed the Landlord Training Program.

    C.R.A.S.H. continues to work together in a focused manner on a wide variety of problems ranging from illegal sales of alcohol to minors, narcotic, gang and prostitution activity, illegal gambling and other nuisance-related issues.  The goal of the Nuisance Abatement Team is to work together with all available resources and the community to make Pasadena's neighborhoods safer for all of us.

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