About the Foundation

The Foundation for Community Association Research is a national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to common interest community research, development, and scholarship. Incorporated in 1975, the Foundation supports and conducts research in the community, homeowner, and condominium association industry.

The Community Association Fact Book

The latest Community Association Fact Book, the most comprehensive compilation of national and state community association data, includes several new components: the history of federal involvement in community associations, economic contributions and value-added benefits of community associations, and updated and expanded data for 55+ condominium residents.

Aging Infrastructures Research Project

The Foundation is researching the unexpected financial strains on community associations resulting from aging infrastructure.

Homeowner Satisfaction Survey

For the seventh time in 13 years, Americans living in homeowners associations and condominiums have told pollsters they are overwhelmingly satisfied in their communities.

Wired: Cybersecurity in Community Associations

New research shows more than half of community associations implement policies and procedures to safeguard homeowners’ financial information.

Salary Survey for Community Managers

The Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Survey is available for purchase. This survey represents complete, accurate, and up-to-date compensation data on the community association industry.

Foundation YouTube Channel

The Foundation’s YouTube channel is a hub of information for anyone interested in learning more about the community association industry.

Supporting Graduate Research

The Foundation supports graduate research and study through the Byron Hanke Fellowship. Explore our fellows’ latest research projects.

Cutting Edge Information & Projects

We have a full menu of programs planned for the coming year. Review our research agenda and learn more about what we’re working on.

Best Practices Reports

Our latest report, Natural Disasters, is designed help association leaders prepare for natural disasters, before and after the disaster occurs. It provides basic information, training resources, checklists, sample documents, and relevant case studies that address disaster planning and response.

Smart Water Project Report

Our Smart Water Project Report examines water use and reuse in the state of California and evaluates prospects for using new technology, retrofitting existing systems, and increasing the use of non-potable water.

U.S. National Data, 2018

Population in Community Associations in Millions

Number of Community Associations

Value of Homes in Community Associations in Trillions of Dollars


Population Residing in Community Associations

Volunteer with the Foundation

Apply for a spot on the board of directors or a committee.

Community Association Fact Book

Learn the history and trends of U.S. community association housing. Stay abreast of state issues.

Our Generous Supporters

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Contemplating a Career Move?

Evaluate staff salaries with the Community Association Manager Compensation & Salary Survey.

What Are We Working On?

Check out our latest research agenda.

What Makes a Great Community Association?

Best Practices Reports define benchmarks for community excellence.

Support the Foundation with a tax-deductible contribution

Your donation is essential to the continued growth of the Foundation and our future research initiatives.

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