Opening pools during a pandemic is no easy task. CAI’s new report looks to provide guidance to community associations in the U.S. on how to safely open their pools this summer.
Difficult, necessary, and honest conversations about racism and discrimination have brought about some change in different facets of American life, but there remains work to be done. CAI and the Foundation for Community Association Research have resources to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in communities.
Serving in the best interests of a community association requires thoughtful problem-solving, persistence, creativity, and leadership from its board members.
It’s crucial that board members adhere to a set of ethical standards that can help them fulfill their volunteer duties with the community’s best interests in mind. CAI’s Model Code of Ethics for Community Association Board Members can serve as a basic framework.
As community associations, management firms, and business partners continue to navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAI continues to provide content, resources, and programs to support our members throughout the year.
Volunteers are an essential part of any community association. Enlisting and retaining enthusiastic, quality volunteers can be a challenge, but following these steps can help create long-term partnerships.
Community associations have become experts in virtual meetings, social distancing, face masks, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic. Association leaders are now reflecting on the lasting changes from the global crisis.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently made changes to their lending requirements for condominiums in vacation areas and resort-like communities, but the process may be opaque and difficult to dispute by a homeowners association and its residents.
Every community association requires a set of governing documents to provide its legal framework and operation. CAI has a new resource to help attorneys, board members, and community managers when drafting or amending provisions that govern a community.
As the vaccination rollout continues, many community association board members, managers, and professional business partners are wondering what comes next. Will amenities reopen? Will virtual meetings continue? When can we hold in-person events again? Can more employees work on-site now?