The Foundation for Community Association Research has released a new interactive webpage for residents, housing stakeholders, and researchers to examine and compare community association governance, management, amenities, and overall satisfaction across the U.S. The first-of-its-kind dashboard showcases housing data and exclusive information from 2016 through 2022 from the Homeowner Satisfaction Survey, a biennial, nationwide survey conducted by the Foundation for Community Associations Institute (CAI) and administered by independent researcher Zogby Analytics.
Maintenance-free, safety, and cleanliness are top features that make community associations a popular choice and lifestyle for millions of Americans, according to results from the 2022 Homeowner Satisfaction Survey. The overwhelming majority (89%) of homeowners and condominium association residents rate their overall experience of living in a community association as “very good” or “good” (67%), or neutral (22%).
As the professional backbone of homeowners associations and condominium communities, community managers have a special set of skills and expertise that are essential to successful operations and governance. International Community Association Managers Day is dedicated to them.
Creating community spirit and building neighborly connections is a long-standing attribute of community associations. One community in Northern Virginia is taking a simple, old-school approach that’s proving to be a recipe for success: a block party trailer that is stocked with tables, tents, and drink tubs as well as a karaoke machine, sound speaker, sports equipment, and throwback games including hula hoops, a giant Connect 4, kickball, and dodgeball.