Since the 1970s, community associations have been a popular housing choice for people around the world—and the number of new condominium communities and homeowners associations is expected to increase by more than 3,000 in 2024, according to projections by the Foundation for Community Association Research, an affiliate organization of Community Associations Institute (CAI).
Earlier this year, CAI grew beyond 45,000 CAI members. Reaching this number during our 50th anniversary year is a gratifying accomplishment, which reflects the hard work and dedication that CAI members and staff have put in to make for a robust and successful organization. But I think there’s more to the story.
CAI is proud to announce it has surpassed the 45,000-member milestone while celebrating the organization’s 50th anniversary. CAI has added 2,000 members over the past year. This month, 827 new members joined the organization, and more than 80% of members renewed. CAI has grown by 10,000 members since 2018.
CAI announced the recipients of its highest honors at an annual awards ceremony on May 19 in Dallas in conjunction with the 2023 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition: Community NOW. The honors salute individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions to advance community association living.
Renewal, rebuilding, and looking to the future represent the core goals embraced by CAI’s 64 chapters. Over the past year, CAI chapters have adopted new programs and services and welcomed back members to traditional events and opportunities.