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Resources for Legislators

More than 73.5 million Americans reside in homeowners associations, condominiums, housing cooperatives, and other planned communities. All of these communities – more than 350,000 nationally – share a few essential goals – preserving the nature and character of the community, providing services and amenities to residents, protecting property values, and meeting the established expectations of owners.

Community associations are governed by a state-level statutory framework that control how associations are developed, governed, and managed. Questions? Contact the Government & Public Affairs team at

Visit your Constituents at a local event

Here are three reasons to reach out to your local community association when you are in your home state or district:

    1. Meet your constituents at an event (BBQ, town hall, or ice cream social)
    2. Learn how the HOA/Condo housing model relieves municipal budgets and expands affordable homeownership
    3. Share your goals and priorities with voters

Check out our visit guide to learn what to expect. Need assistance reaching out or have questions? Contact CAI’s Government & Public Affairs Team at

Connect with Your Constituents​

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Read about Community Associations:​​

  • State Laws and Resources - For most states, resources include a state facts & figures infographic and state summary by the Foundation for Community Association Research.​
  • Home Sweet HOA  - Provides information on homeowner satisfaction, government regulation, disagreement resolution, and why community associations work.
  • Statistical Review - Provides information on key community association data and information.
  • From Good to Great - Answers questions about homeowners and board members rights and responsibilities in addition to governance and ethics within community associations.
  • Best Practices Reports - Function-specific best practices in topic areas ​developed using a variety of sources, including, but not limited to, recommendations from industry experts and various industry-related publications.

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