More than 90% of respondents in a recent survey conducted by the Foundation for Community Association Research reported that their property and casualty insurance premium had increased at the last or current renewal with 24% citing an increase between $101 and $500, and 14% citing a larger increase. Eleven percent of respondents indicated that their property and casualty coverage was canceled or not renewed.
Whipping up a plan to recruit, educate, and retain volunteers is a delicate mix that includes patience, flexibility, solid coaching, and listening skills—plus a dash of strong commitment to community.
Renewal, rebuilding, and looking to the future represent the core goals embraced by CAI’s 64 chapters. Over the past year, CAI chapters have adopted new programs and services and welcomed back members to traditional events and opportunities.
Community associations are designed to maintain common areas, preserve and protect property values, provide services for members, and develop a sense of community. Mental health issues could affect each of those responsibilities. Board members and community managers need to have a plan in place.
Much like local, state, and federal governments collect taxes to fund public services and programs, assessments are part of living in a community association. Homeowners have a responsibility to pay their assessments on time. Unfortunately, some owners refuse to pay or can’t pay assessments. What does that mean for the community? And how should board members respond?