New digital news site offers education and resources for millions of residents living and working in condominium communities and homeowners associations worldwide.
Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in community association, education, governance, and management, has launched HOAResources.com, a new digital media brand produced by the nonprofit organization.
The news site engages in critical discussions of key issues arising within the community association housing model—including, open communication between residents and association leaders, a commitment to transparency in governance, dedicated volunteers, and adherence to best practices for association governance and management. Many of these time-tested best practices are showcased on this site often including free, downloadable documents for readers.
“Today marks the release of a groundbreaking digital news site devoted to the community association marketplace," says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI's chief executive officer. “This is a testament to how much the community association model has evolved in recent years. The concept has grown up, become well-established and an increasingly successful form of community governance and an essential component of the U.S. housing market."
With 61% of all new housing built for sale in a community association, also known as planned communities (e.g. homeowners associations, condominium communities, and housing cooperatives), according to the 2017 National and State Statistical Review for Community Association Data, published by the Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR), CAI recognized an increasing need to educate, train, and provide the latest news and resources to the millions of potential homebuyers, homeowners, and renters living in these communities.
According to CAI, the best community associations have knowledgeable governing boards, highly-engaged residents, and educated and trained professional managers leading their communities.
“We know that most community associations function very well, thanks to the skills and dedication of homeowner leaders, community managers, and others who provide professional services to associations. We also know that all communities do not operate as well as they should," says Skiba. "We're never happy when we see a community in the news for the wrong reasons, but it's reassuring to know that struggling communities are the exception to the rule. Through this new digital platform, CAI will continue to work with our members and other stakeholders to help Americans build and sustain better communities."
About Community Associations Institute Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in 344,500 homeowners associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With more than 40,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 64 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in several other countries, including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at www.caionline.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @caisocial.
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MEDIA CONTACT: Amy RepkePhone: 703-970-9239