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Resources for Legislators

​​​​Nearly 70 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. Contact the Government & Public Affairs team at if you have any questions or would like to learn more.

This Summer: 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​

Review Advocacy Issues:​​

Read Research and Factsheets:​​

  • 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.
  • Summary of key association data and information - Provides information on community association demographics and data for financial planning.
  • Principles for community association success - Answers questions about homeowners and board members rights and responsibilities in addition to governance and ethics within community associations.

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