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New Snap Survey on Pool Openings

Our latest research explores the impact of staffing shortages and inflation on community association pool openings. We received more than 400 responses from 34 states representing at least 4,500 community associations.

Homeowner Satisfaction Survey

For the ninth time in 17 years, Americans living in homeowners associations and condominiums have told pollsters they are overwhelmingly satisfied in their communities.

New Snap Survey on Rentals and Leasing in Community Associations

Our latest research explores rentals and leasing in community associations. We received more than 850 responses from 41 states representing at least 7,500 community associations. The survey asked respondents about association rules, the process for amending community documents, and their general concerns with rentals or investor-owned property.

Best Practices Reports

Our recently updated report, Transition from Developer Control, is designed to help association leaders better understand the roles and responsibilities of the developer and the board, build a transition team, and establish a safety plan.

Management Salary Survey Is Now Available

We are now collecting data for the 2022 Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Survey, sponsored by The March Group. The 2021 edition is available for purchase as a digital publication.

Supporting Graduate Research

The Foundation supports graduate research and study through the Byron Hanke Fellowship. Explore our fellows’ latest research projects, including Connie Ho’s new report titled Preparing for the Future: Analyzing Wildfire and Community Resilience in Riverside County, California.

Creating Harmony in Diverse Communities

New research explores attitudes, practices, and experiences with regard to diversity and discrimination issues, how any issues have been resolved, and recommended practices for reducing issues in community associations.

Aging Infrastructure in Community Associations

A new research report of the Foundation for Community Association Research, Breaking Point: Examining Aging Infrastructure in Community Associations, examines how aging infrastructures have become critical issues in community associations.

Attracting Talent to the Community Association Management Industry

Our latest research explores the need to increase the pipeline of community association managers and to help inform efforts to find, recruit, mentor, and position community managers for success in their careers.

Wired: Cybersecurity in Community Associations

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

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.

Foundation Board Adopts Diversity Statement

The Foundation is committed to making diversity, equity, and inclusion a core aspect within our organization and the community association housing model at large. We firmly believe in the unique strengths of every individual and that diversity makes organizations more successful and communities more fulfilling. By actively cultivating diversity, we benefit from a vastly richer mix of ideas, perspectives, and life experiences that expand our thinking and our possibilities. We strive to foster a culture of discovery, innovation, and service as we continue to focus on our mission to build better communities.

U.S. National Data, 2020

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

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