Today marks the two-year anniversary of the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Fla. The tragedy took 98 lives. CAI honors those who lost their lives, the loved ones of the victims, and the survivors who lost their home and neighbors.
The partial collapse of Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Fla., on June 24, 2021, killed 98 people and is considered one of the worst building disasters in U.S. history. The tragedy spurred CAI into action, galvanizing members and staff around condo safety. Over the past two years, CAI has educated community association residents, board members, managers, business partners, legislators, and regulators about structurally sound and fiscally responsible communities.
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.
In the months following the condominium collapse in Surfside, Fla., CAI convened community association leaders, experts, and key stakeholders to identify public policy recommendations for reserve studies and funding, building maintenance, and structural integrity.
CAI’s Government and Public Affairs Committee is considering policy reform recommendations that address building inspections, reserve studies, and reserve funding plans in the wake of the devastating collapse of Champlain Tower South condominium in Surfside, Fla., in late June.