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Published by the Foundation for Community Association Research, the 2013 Community Association Fact Book is the most comprehensive compendium of state and national community association statistics ever assembled. Chapters are encouraged to link directly to the online state summaries from your chapter websites. See here for a list of the 51 state summaries (including the District of Columbia).

The Fact Book is the most extensive collection of community association facts and statistics combined into a single resource. The three-part online PDF documents the history, status, trends and future issues of U.S. community associations. The publication includes state summaries and provides top-level association housing data for other countries. Developed in large part by CAI Past President Clifford J. Treese, CIRMS, president of Association Data, Inc., in Pleasanton, CA, the document supports the Foundation's mission of providing research-based information to all community association stakeholders: homeowners, board members, management professionals as well as attorneys, accountants, developers, mortgage lenders, federal regulatory agencies, public officials and others. The Fact Book is available at www.cairf.org/factbook.

National Survey of Community Association Residents

An independent, national survey of community association residents conducted in February 2014 by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of the Foundation for Community Association Research affirmed what we learned from similar national surveys in 2005, 2007, 2009 in 2012:

  • Residents are satisfied with their associations—90% rate their community experience as positive (64%) or neutral (26%).
  • Residents are happy with the community association board members—90% say their elected homeowner leaders serve the best interests of the community.
  • Residents are value their community managers—88% say their interaction with the manager was a positive experience.
  • Residents appreciate the rules in place to preserve the nature and character of their communities—70% say their association rules protect and enhance property values; only 4% say the opposite is true.

The overwhelming majority of Americans who live in community associations say they are satisfied with their association experience. The community association concept works—for neighborhoods, municipalities, the U.S. housing market and the more than 65 million Americans who choose to make their homes in common-interest communities. More information is available following this link: Online Brochure

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