The tragedy in Surfside, Fla., evoked many emotions for us all. The impact of this disaster will be far-reaching, changing many aspects of the communities we serve as volunteers, managers, and business partners. With much work still to be done, here is how CAI has provided support so far.
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.
Addressing unexpected maintenance often results in boards having to approve large special assessments, which can cause a financial strain to homeowners. A report from the Foundation for Community Association Research details why the unanticipated expense of repairing hidden damage can be so overwhelming.
Following the tragic condo collapse in Florda, CAI is providing information and resources to help concerned residents and board members understand structural integrity, maintenance, and reserves.
The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to higher operating expenses and unanticipated costs for many community associations. Taking note of financial impacts now can help associations better prepare for the future.