For the first time in three years, CAI is hosting in-person its exclusive CAI Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill Nov. 2 in Washington D.C.
Join CAI’s Government and Public Affairs department and CAI member advocates nationwide as they meet with members of Congress and their staffs to advocate for industry-specific federal legislative priorities.
CAI’s 2023 Advocacy Summit is the premier advocacy event for community association professionals. CAI members will have an exclusive opportunity to communicate with members of Congress and serve as the national voice for community associations.
Informative and inspirational, the 2023 Advocacy Summit is your chance to broaden CAI’s visibility and influence in Congress. This program is intended to include opportunities for participants to network with their peers and business partners and benefit from expert presentations on a variety of federal topics that influence the industry.
The summit begins with a breakfast and briefing on necessary talking points and tips for meeting with members of Congress followed by transportation to Capitol Hill where advocates will meet with their representatives and senators on CAI’s top federal priorities including:
- Financing Condominium Building Repairs: Since the partial collapse of Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Fla., in June 2021, CAI is committed to improving condominium safety and preventing another tragedy. Over the past few years, CAI educated residents, board members, community managers, business partners, legislators, and regulators about structurally sound and fiscally responsible communities. Advocates are supporting H.R. 4465, the Making Condos Safer and Affordable Act of 2023.
- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Condominium and Housing Cooperative Lending Rules: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac introduced in late 2021 new project requirements for condominiums and housing cooperatives loans to ensure safety and structural stability following the partial collapse of Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Fla. However, the short timeframe of implementation and updated lender questionnaires have caught community association boards, managers, attorneys, and document providers by surprise, and they are now seeking to address the new requirements while keeping real estate transactions in their communities moving forward. Advocates are educating lawmakers and supporting transparency in the process of developing final guidelines.
- Disaster Assistance in Community Associations: CAI believes all community association residents have the right to benefit from federal disaster response, recovery, and mitigation resources. CAI advocates for closer coordination between community associations and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure community association interests are reflected in the design of federal disaster mitigation grants.
Advocates will be supporting H.R. 3777, the Disaster Assistance Equity Act.
Following these meetings, advocates are invited to a Scenic Reception and debrief with other advocates from across the nation.
We hope you join us Nov. 2 in Washington D.C., for CAI’s 2023 Advocacy Summit. For more information and to register, visit www.caionline.org/2023advocacysummit.
For questions or concerns, email the CAI Government and Public Affairs Team at email@example.com