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?
Community associations switched to virtual meetings early in the pandemic to ensure continuity in operations—which has brought flexibility to boards and managers and led to higher attendance from residents.
The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to higher operating expenses and unanticipated costs for many community associations. Taking note of financial impacts now can help associations better prepare for the future.
Service providers help community associations meet their responsibilities to residents. Follow these strategies to help you build, and maintain, successful partnerships with these professionals.
Business partners have adjusted their operations to continue serving community association clients during the pandemic. They also reported no major impacts to staffing, client base, or budgeted expenses, according to a CAI survey.
Technology has been a driving factor of change in recent years, but the COVID-19 pandemic kicked that change into overdrive. Leveraging certain software and operating systems can help us improve the quality of service to community associations.