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.
While large-scale cyberstrikes are most talked about, community associations should not consider themselves invulnerable. Each community should understand their risks, evaluate cybersecurity protection, and decide whether specialized insurance is worth the cost.
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.