Aging condominium buildings and infrastructure has been a growing concern over the past year, following the tragic partial building collapse at Champlain Towers South Condominium Association in Surfside, Fla., in June 2021. Learn more about condo safety legislation, laws, and regulations, and how CAI is advocating for sensible public policy.
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.
Not a day has gone by at CAI that we haven’t been thinking about the Champlain Towers South collapse and how we can prevent another like it. We have an opportunity to turn tragedy into change for people who live, work, and volunteer in community associations.
CAI is only as good as the people and foundation on which we are built. CAI President Jessica Towles reflects on the importance of community building and looks ahead to the priorities of 2022.
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.