The Foundation for Community Association Research has taken innovative, forward-looking strides to address industry trends that require an investment in substantial research. In the coming year, you can expect to see resources on the following topics, which are part of our Research Agenda.
Aging Infrastructure Research Initiative
The Aging Infrastructure research project seeks to identify unexpected financial strains that are not identified through traditional reserve studies, but also require long term savings to meet the financial obligations of the community. Learn more about this project.
Technology Use and Data Security
On behalf of the Foundation board of directors, leadership, and staff, thanks to everyone who participated in our survey and tested your technology IQ! We received an overwhelming response and are pleased to share the results of our research.
The Community Association Fact Book
The 2018 Community Association Fact Book (published in July 2019), documents the history, current status, trends, and future issues of U.S. community association housing as well as providing community association information on a state-by-state basis. This updated version includes a look at 55+ Condominium Unit Owner Data and Large Scale Association Survey. The Fact Book is a valuable resource, not only for community and association leaders, but also for contacts with government regulators, elected officials, and the media.
Best Practice Reports
Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Survey
Supporting Graduate Research
Read about the latest industry research being conducted by graduate students through the Foundation’s Byron Hanke Fellowship program.
Smart Water Project
Virginia Tech Research Project on Residential Property Values
Our ambitious research agenda is made possible through strong volunteer leaders and staff support, but it requires an investment from everyone working and living in community associations. Please consider making a donation and ensure that we continue to accomplish more now than at any time in our 40+year history.