For more than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every part of our lives. Our society and communities have sustained great damage from multiple ruptures of the social fabric. It’s time for community associations to rebuild trust and bring neighbors back together again.
Community associations often struggle when a resident requests an accommodation for an emotional support animal. It’s a complicated issue that requires expert advice. Boards that err in the way they handle requests could face investigations, lawsuits, and fines.
Federal legislation was introduced earlier this week to provide condominium associations access to insured building rehabilitation loans—a move that would help board members make critical structural and safety-based condo repairs.
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%).
Community associations across the country have begun to fight back against the corporate investors who have changed the nature of the communities.
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.