Responding to tragedy: How CAI is offering support and resources following the Surfside condo collapse
The tragedy in Surfside, Fla., evoked many emotions for us all. The impact of this disaster will be far-reaching, changing many aspects of the communities we serve as volunteers, managers, and business partners. With much work still to be done, here is how CAI has provided support so far.
CAI is dedicated to promoting equality and opportunity in all aspects of community association living. Our goal is to achieve a prosperous housing model and advocate for policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion for all who live and work in common interest communities.
Although it will likely take months or even years to determine the causes behind the Surfside, Fla., condo collapse, local and state governments are examining building codes, standards and practices, and other appropriate actions to improve structural safety.
As more community associations are developed each year, management companies and boards will need to work harder than ever to locate, hire, and retain qualified community managers. Having on-the-job training is one way to ensure their career success.
Addressing unexpected maintenance often results in boards having to approve large special assessments, which can cause a financial strain to homeowners. A report from the Foundation for Community Association Research details why the unanticipated expense of repairing hidden damage can be so overwhelming.
The recipients of CAI’s highest honors were announced at its annual awards ceremony held on Aug. 20 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the 2021 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition: Community NOW.
CAI’s Government and Public Affairs Committee is considering policy reform recommendations that address building inspections, reserve studies, and reserve funding plans in the wake of the devastating collapse of Champlain Tower South condominium in Surfside, Fla., in late June.
Community association management is a rewarding profession that comes with certain challenges, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s important for managers to practice self-care that can improve their physical and mental wellness.
CAI is dedicated to building its advocacy capacity at the state and federal level. We need dedicated advocates to engage with elected officials and provide financial support to lobbying efforts. Here are steps you can take today to support our grassroots advocacy efforts.
Pet adoptions soared in 2020, with many dogs, cats, and other animals finding homes in community associations. Here’s how your community can become more inclusive to its new furry residents and their owners.