Remembering Champlain Towers: Honoring the victims, promoting resilience

Remembering Champlain Towers: Honoring the victims, promoting resilience

As we mark the third anniversary of the Champlain Towers South tragedy in Surfside, Fla., CAI honors the memory of the victims and reiterates its commitment to promoting safety and resilience within community associations. CAI remains dedicated to providing education, resources, and support to community associations to protect the lives, well-being, and investments of all community residents. 

Structural maintenance: Fla. condominium prioritizes prevention

Structural maintenance: Fla. condominium prioritizes prevention

When the Champlain Tower South condominium in Surfside, Fla., partially collapsed three years ago this month, Daniel Gonzalez was in bed just an hour away in Boca Raton. His immediate reaction was to commission a structural inspection on their nearly 50-year-old building. Gonzalez advises managers and boards facing the recertification process to be hypervigilant about structural maintenance.

Corporate Transparency Act: CAI challenges act’s constitutionality in court filing

Corporate Transparency Act: CAI challenges act’s constitutionality in court filing

Community Associations Institute filed an amicus brief earlier this week in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit challenging the constitutionality of the Corporate Transparency Act. Enacted by Congress in 2021, the act requires businesses, including community associations, to register with the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. CAI supports the act’s intent to bolster transparency and counter money laundering and terrorist financing efforts but believes it should not apply to community associations.

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