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Human Trafficking Requirements for Apartment Communities

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Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. NCFAA members are encouraged to contact their legal counsel for legal guidance regarding this matter.

Human Trafficking Requirements for Apartment Communities

During the 2019 session, language was added to Florida Statutes to increase human trafficking awareness by imposing various requirements on public lodging establishments. These requirements go into effect on January 1, 2021. Below is a link to an upcoming webinar regarding how these requirements will impact the apartment industry.
To learn about these new requirements and how your company can prepare to comply, please view the Florida Apartment Association's webinar with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation titled, "Human Trafficking Awareness Requirements: What Multifamily Needs to Know" that took place on July 9th.
Attached is the slide deck from the presentation. I also want to share the following resources with you:

DBPR's FAQ sheet regarding this law.

Click here to access and print a sample human trafficking awareness sign provided by DBPR.

DBPR has already approved several training curriculums and many are available online for free via the DBPR website

In an effort to help the apartment industry achieve compliance with Florida's new human trafficking awareness training requirements, FAA is hosting a FREE virtual Human Trafficking Awareness Training on August 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Click here to access the recording from the July 9th webinar. 

Please note you will need to be logged in as an FAA member to access the recording. 

DBPR Contact Information:

Division of Hotels and Restaurants

2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011

Telephone: 850.487.1395

Email: dhr.info@myfloridalicense.com

Please stay tuned for future updates from FAA regarding this new law as we continue to learn more about the department's plans for enforcement. If you have any questions in the meantime that FAA can assist with, please do not hesitate to contact Will Jaycox at william@faahq.org.