Condo & Home Owner Association BEST PRACTICES
Training for Board Volunteers and Owners
Resources to Help You

Problems and personality types within Condominium and Home Owner Associations tend to have many similarities from Association to Association.

There are ample resources online and some of those resources are listed at right.

Sometimes, it is also useful to form local networks for finding reliable local vendors and being able to brainstorm your issues with your local peers.

Local information networks can be as formal as established local groups and as informal as neighboring volunteer board members meeting from time to time.

Free, updated condo news article web site

Community Associations Network
www.CommunityAssociations.net

A useful. free news aggregation web site with a constantly updated listing of current articles and topics regarding community associations, organized by category.

National Organization

Community Associations Institute (CAI)
www.caionline.org
6402 Arlington Blvd., Suite 500
Falls Church, VA 22042
Local chapter in the U.S.: Almost 60
Year founded: 1973

CAI is the primary national non-profit organization serving home owners as well as vendors to Community Associations in the United States.

From its headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, CAI offers publications for home owners, national seminars and meeting and the coordination of legislative advocacy for Home Owner Associations at a state and national level.

Through its local CAI chapters, home owners are offered educational meetings and seminars in their local area, as well as coordination of local advocacy efforts.

Regional Organizations

Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums (CNYC)
www.cnyc.coop
250 West 57th Street, Suite 730
New York, New York 10107
Year founded: 1975

CYNC offers educational meetings and seminars for home owners, as well as legislative advocacy for condominium and coop associations.

Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO)
www.echo-ca.org
1602 The Alameda, Suite 101
San Jose, California 95126
Year founded: 1972

ECHO offers educational meetings and seminars for home owners, publications, as well as legislative advocacy for California-based home owner associations.

Florida Community Association Journal
www.FLCAJ.com

Website has much useful information with updates from regular content contributors, including much Florida-specific information. Also a subscription magazine, yet the current magazine is usually available online as well.

South Coast Homeowners Association
www.southcoasthoa.org
P.O. Box 1052
Goleta, California 93116
Year founded: 1988

This group primarily serves Home Owner Associations in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in California.