Chrissy Parker, CMCA, compliance director at Somersett Owners Association in Reno, Nev., became the 20,000th person to obtain the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) credential last fall—an essential step for those pursuing a career in community association management.
Several California laws that became effective Jan. 1 create new requirements for community associations on how elections are held, limit restrictions on accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and redefine when a contractor is considered an employee.
Development patterns across North America have focused on building infrastructure as an indicator of growth without considering impacts to long-term financial resilience and access to affordable housing options, says engineer Chuck Marohn.
Residue from cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products—known as thirdhand smoke—can cause carcinogens and heavy metals to build up on walls, ceilings, fabrics, HVAC units, and dust, posing a risk to health if inhaled or ingested.
New guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow more condominium units to be eligible for mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration—making homeownership more attainable for first-time buyers.