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Foundation for Community Association Research Releases 2015 “Community Association Fact Book”

9/23/2016  -  Falls Church, VA

New resource details the history, trends, state-by-state research and the future projections for U.S. community association housing

The Foundation for Community Association Research has released the 2015 edition of the Community Association Fact Book, providing a complete compilation of data on common-interest communities.

The resource, now expanded to five parts, is available for download on the Foundation's website at

The Community Association Fact Book sections include:

  • Part One: National and State Statistical Review for 2015—a summary brochure of key national and state data
  • Part Two: Comprehensive data and information
  • Part Three: State-level association data and information
  • Part Four: Data on persons age 55 and over living in condominiums by state
  • Part Five: Large-Scale Association Survey results

Highlights of new information in the updated edition:

  • Overview of special tax districts as a variation of the community association model
  • Data from the latest Land Use Inventory
  • Commentary about the impact of associations on the evolution of local government
  • Examples of association-related consumer protection statutes
  • Survey results validating homeowner satisfaction
  • Links to Community Next: 2020 and Beyond on the future of community associations, new data on the number of housing cooperatives, and historical data and articles on planned communities

Dave Jennings, CAE, SPHR, Executive Director of the Foundation states, "This work is an outstanding guide for anyone seeking to understand the essentials and complexities of community associations. From those who manage and govern communities to stakeholders such as legislators, regulators, analysts, media, and industry partners, this compendium is a great resource."

The guide is written by Cliff Treese, President of Association Data, Inc. (ADI) and past president of both the Foundation for Community Association Research and Community Associations Institute. He is also a member of the Foundation's Research Committee. Jennings continues, "Cliff's research and analytical skills are vital in creating and organizing this extensive collection of information. His contributions are invaluable in pursuit of the goal to build better communities."


About Foundation for Community Association Research
The Foundation for Community Association Research provides authoritative research and analysis on community association trends, issues and operations.  Its mission is to inspire successful and sustainable communities. Founded in 1975, their work supports homeowner volunteer leaders and industry professionals who share a stake in the success of common-interest communities.

For members and general inquiries, contact the CAI Member Service Center:
Phone: 703-970-9220
Fax: 703-970-9558

Phone: 703-970-9239
Fax: 703-970-9558