In which of the following situations should you cease follow-up with a prospective resident?
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To be honest, have you ever considered your role in your community when it comes to helping to uncover and end human trafficking? I had to ask myself the same question, because until I began working for my company, I was unaware of the extent of this issue, and how professionals in the Real Estate Industry have the ability to change it. Human trafficking is the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime). Although human trafficking has been going on for thousands of years, it was only made a federal crime in the United States in 2000 with the Passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). The most common cases involve commercial sex trafficking, and labor trafficking. It maybe something that you think could never occur on your property or maybe something you, like many Americans may not want to think about. If there has any been illegal activity on your multifamily property, odds are someone involved may have been involved due to human trafficking. In an interview with the Rent Rite Directory’s Joe Killinger, Laura DeMoss of Mosaic Family Services notes that “Apartment managers and maintenance people are in a fantastic position to be able to uncover [these] cases.” On-site staff of multifamily properties can be a huge help to Law Enforcement, if they know what to look for. Most cases are uncovered because...