Not a day has gone by at CAI that we haven’t been thinking about the Champlain Towers South collapse and how we can prevent another like it. We have an opportunity to turn tragedy into change for people who live, work, and volunteer in community associations.
A nice lawn requires time, money, and plenty of water—not to mention pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. During a historic drought, many community associations are pulling up grass and installing more sustainable landscaping.
Holiday events and activities are a great way for community associations to engage residents and raise spirits during the season. See what two communities have planned to bring homeowners together and develop stronger connections in their association.
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.
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.