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.

Salary Survey

The 2017 Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Survey is now available for purchase. This survey represents complete, accurate, and up-to-date compensation data on the community association industry.

Every Picture Tells a Story

The 2018 Big Picture campaign is underway! This is our annual opportunity to raise critical funds for Foundation research. Help us reach our goal of $15,000.

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.

Cutting Edge Research

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.

New Best Practices Report!

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.

U.S. National Data, 2016

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.

How Are We Doing?

Find out from the FY 2016 annual report.

What Makes a Great Community Association?

Best Practices Reports define benchmarks for community excellence.

Snap Survey Results

*38% said conservation measures are under active consideration

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