CAI believes all community association residents have the right to the benefit of federal disaster response, recovery, and mitigation resources.
CAI supports the Disaster Assistance Equity Act of 2019 (H.R. 5337) because it:
- Allows FEMA's Public Assistance Program to reimburse costs related to disaster debris removal from community association roads and waterways.
- Allows FEMA's Individuals and Households Assistance Program to provide assistance to condominium unit homeowners for critical common element repairs after a natural disaster.
Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC-7]*
Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC-1]*Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY-1]*Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY-16]*Rep. Peter King [R-NY-2]*Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL-23]
Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX-22] Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ-12]Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC-7]Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC-At Large]Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL-25]
CAI also advocates for closer coordination between community associations and FEMA to ensure community association interests are reflected in the design of federal disaster mitigation grants.