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In the Local News 

How to Adapt to the Growing Influx of Online Deliveries at Your Apartment Community
Goods bought on the Internet account for millions of packages delivered to doorsteps every day, and this growing trend is quickly becoming a challenge for multifamily housing properties. With these rising numbers of shipments, the demand for safe package acceptance services has also become a top priority for today’s renters. Read More

Event Highlight: FAA Legislative Conference
More than 160 members of the Florida Apartment Association gathered in Tallahassee for three days of meetings, education, and advocacy during the 2018 FAA Legislative Conference from January 29-31. Check out SEFAA members Alberto Amador and Griselle Garcia featured in this month's FAA Multifamily Florida - Spring 2018 magazine! Learn more on how you can support APAC initiatives and advocate for current legislative issues by clicking here.

NAA News

A Blended Approach to Resident Prospecting
As the calendar turns to spring, leasing season usually begins heating up. But in some parts of the country, things are starting to thaw sooner. While geo-mapping and SEO optimization are apartment marketers’ shiny new toys, going back to the basics can serve managers well. Read More 

How to Respond to the Eviction Crisis
Recently, there has been some coverage regarding the nation's "eviction crisis" with certain outlets releasing a database of eviction records and rankings. Affiliates operating in high areas of jurisdictions may expect an increase in media requests and possibly a legislative reaction. In this case, NAA offers resources to assist including the Industry Mobilization Fund, Eviction-Specific Talking Points, and General Affordability and Demand Talking Points

New EU Data Privacy Regulation May Impact Some Apartment Firms
A new European Union (EU) data protection regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may affect U.S. businesses, including rental housing firms. While many businesses that do extensive business in the EU have invested substantial time and money to ensure that they are in compliance by May 25, 2018, other businesses, including U.S. apartment firms, that collect consumer data originating in the EU, may fall under the scope of GDPR and should evaluate their business operations. Read More

FAA News 

Governor Signs Doorstep Trash Collection Bill into Law
FAA priority legislation protecting the doorstep waste collection industry has passed its final legislative hurdle and was signed by the governor late Friday. HB 529, sponsored by Rep. Manny Diaz (R- 103), will protect 1,200 jobs across Florida by allowing valet-style trash collection services to continue. This key legislative victory means the doorstep waste collection industry can continue to generate an economic impact of more than $68 million annually in Florida. Read More

Lessons Learned: Step-by-Step Preparation for Hurricane Season
One thing that experts agree on is that hurricane planning is best done in stages - and those stages need to begin before the season begins. This year's season begins June 1 through November 30. Get ahead of the curve and click here to read more about how to protect your community and residents.  

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