Ungated: News and Insights on Community Association Living
Paws and reflect: Accommodating service and support animals

Paws and reflect: Accommodating service and support animals

When it comes to service and support animals, board members and managers need to understand they are not deemed to be pets and are not subject to the same rules or restrictions as other animals. Each accommodation request must be handled on a case-by-case basis, and associations may adopt and enforce reasonable rules regarding service and support animals.

Making a difference: CAI chapters prioritize social responsibility

Making a difference: CAI chapters prioritize social responsibility

In keeping with CAI’s emphasis on building community, the CAI Minnesota and Houston chapters are prioritizing social responsibility through various social initiatives. The goal is to wrap diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives into the outreach efforts.  The help provided through these programs is bringing together community members from all backgrounds.

Remembering Champlain Towers: Honoring the victims, promoting resilience

Remembering Champlain Towers: Honoring the victims, promoting resilience

As we mark the third anniversary of the Champlain Towers South tragedy in Surfside, Fla., CAI honors the memory of the victims and reiterates its commitment to promoting safety and resilience within community associations. CAI remains dedicated to providing education, resources, and support to community associations to protect the lives, well-being, and investments of all community residents. 

Structural maintenance: Fla. condominium prioritizes prevention

Structural maintenance: Fla. condominium prioritizes prevention

When the Champlain Tower South condominium in Surfside, Fla., partially collapsed three years ago this month, Daniel Gonzalez was in bed just an hour away in Boca Raton. His immediate reaction was to commission a structural inspection on their nearly 50-year-old building. Gonzalez advises managers and boards facing the recertification process to be hypervigilant about structural maintenance.

Financial management: Understanding how community managers drive sound decisions

Financial management: Understanding how community managers drive sound decisions

Community association managers wear many hats and must be well versed in a wide range of skills, all of which are equally important. One component of a manager’s role is to completely understand the financial management aspects of a business. This means knowing and interpreting the financial pieces as well as the nuances that come along with decisions.

Community Association Managers Day: Recognize, celebrate, appreciate

Community Association Managers Day: Recognize, celebrate, appreciate

I’m proud to celebrate International Community Association Managers Day. It reminds me to recognize my esteemed colleagues for their skill and recommit to sharing important information that advances the community management industry. Learn more about the talented and hard-working professional managers who support condominiums, homeowners associations, and housing cooperatives. And join CAI in celebrating them. 

Corporate Transparency Act: CAI challenges act’s constitutionality in court filing

Corporate Transparency Act: CAI challenges act’s constitutionality in court filing

Community Associations Institute filed an amicus brief earlier this week in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit challenging the constitutionality of the Corporate Transparency Act. Enacted by Congress in 2021, the act requires businesses, including community associations, to register with the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. CAI supports the act’s intent to bolster transparency and counter money laundering and terrorist financing efforts but believes it should not apply to community associations.

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