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Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a membership
organization dedicated to building better communities. Founded in 1973, CAI and
its 60 U.S. and international chapters provide information, education and
resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the
professionals who support them. CAI’s 30,000-plus members include community
association board members, other homeowner leaders, community managers,
association management firms and other professionals who provide products and
services to community associations.
serves the community association housing market by:
· Advancing excellence through seminars,
workshops, conferences and education programs, most of which lead to
professional designations for community managers and other industry
- Publishing the largest
collection of resources available on community association management and
governance, including website content, books, guides, Common Ground magazine
and specialized newsletters.
- Advocating on behalf of
community association and industry professionals before legislatures,
regulatory bodies and the courts.
- Conducting research and
serving as an international clearinghouse for information, innovations and
best practices in community association development, governance and
We believe homeowner and condominium associations
should strive to exceed the expectations of their residents. We work
toward this goal by identifying and meeting the evolving needs of the
professionals and volunteers who serve associations, by being a trusted forum
for the collaborative exchange of knowledge and information and by helping our
members learn, achieve and excel. Our mission is to inspire professionalism,
effective leadership and responsible citizenship, ideals reflected in
associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit www.caionline.org
or call (888) 224-4321.
Market and Facts
Community Associations Institute
(CAI) estimates that in 1970 there were 10,000 community associations
nationwide. Today, there are 260,000 community associations housing 50 million
Americans. A community association functions as a business, a governance
structure, and a community. Traditionally, these functions were applied as
follows: business meant austerity; governance meant compliance; and community
meant conformity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the American Housing
Survey, and IRS Statistics of Income Reports, associations today are seeking
prudence in business, justice in governance, and harmony in community to
provide an enjoyable, vibrant lifestyle for homeowners and residents.
Nearly one out of every six
Americans (50 million) lives in a community association.
There are an estimated 260,000
community associations in the United States providing 19.9 million housing
Between 9,000 and 11,000 new
community associations are formed every year
In the largest metropolitan areas,
more than 50 percent of new home sales are in community associations.
Community associations can range in
size from as small as a two-unit associations to large-scale, master planned
communities with more than 30,000 units.
1.25 million Americans serve on a
community association Board.
Community associations have become
increasingly popular because they help protect home values, provide affordable
ownership opportunities, help meet the increased privatization of services as
local governments cut back, and are efficient land planning, land use, and land
The real estate value of all
community associations and their units exceeds $2.25 trillion, approximately
17-19% of the value of all U.S. residential real estate.
The estimated annual operating revenues for all
community associations in the U.S. is more than $35 billion. Most of this is
spent in the associations’ local economies for products and services.