CAI’s Emerging Public Policy Following Condo Collapse

Immediately following the devastating collapse of the Champlain Tower South Condominium in Surfside, Fla., CAI’s Government and Public Affairs Committee convened a special meeting with expert attorneys, builders, reserve specialists, and insurance professionals. Three task forces were appointed with the purpose of identifying recommendations for public policies, changes and updates to best practices, and guidance for local, state, and federal …

Healthy habits: Prioritizing community managers’ physical and mental well-being – From CAI

Community association management is a rewarding profession, but it comes with numerous challenges that can take a toll on our physical and mental well-being. There’s no doubt that managers also have seen an increased workload as we’ve guided our communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, managers have coped with additional stress as they have helped residents with elevated frustrations and those …

2021 End of Legislative Session Report

CAI’s Connecticut Legislative Action Committee (CT LAC) was active this session. The six-member committee volunteered hundreds of collective hours to review bills, draft testimony, work with CT LAC’s lobbyists, meet with legislators and other decision-makers, and testify for and against bills. More than 3,200 bills were introduced, and the CT LAC monitored 20 bills that directly or indirectly impacted community …

CAI Response to Surfside, FL.

CAI expresses our deepest condolences for the victims, their families, and the entire community affected by the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Fla. We are working closely with the CAI Southeast Florida Chapter to monitor the situation and offer assistance to those impacted by this tragedy. We understand there are questions about why the building collapsed and …

CAI Law Reporter

Recent Cases in Community Association Law Law Reporter provides a brief review of key court decisions throughout the U.S. each month. These reviews give the reader an idea of the types of legal issues community associations face and how the courts rule on them. Case reviews are illustrations only and should not be applied to other situations. For further information, full …

What Should Your Association Know About Service Animals?

Close to 80 million U.S. households have an animal in their home. Pets come in all shapes and sizes and provide companionship to their respective families, but there also are animals that play an important role in the lives of people with disabilities and mental health issues by assisting with day-to-day activities or giving emotional support. To read the rest of this …

Promoting Diversity & Eliminating Discrimination

CAI STANDS FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE”Community Associations Institute (CAI) is unique in that we touch the lives of more than 73 million Americans living in condominiums, housing cooperatives, and homeowners associations. Our mission has always been about building better communities. We believe that the purpose of community associations everywhere is to bring people together, strengthen neighborly bonds, promote a sense of belonging, and build a place where we can connect…” …

Community Manager January February 2021

Best Practices and Career Strategies for Community Association Managers HOMEOWNERS OFTEN choose to live in a community association because of its amenities, affordable and convenient services, preserved property values, and a sense of community. Many new homeowners, however, don’t understand how the association functions, which can challenge expectations and cause misunderstandings. Community Association Living: An Essential Guide for Homeowner Leaders, a …

Update From The Community Association Institute

Community Associations Institute’s (CAI) Connecticut Legislative Action Committee (CT LAC) was busy this session of the General Assembly. Here are some highlights from their efforts in the 2019 General Assembly