CAI has nearly 500 volunteers serving on state LACs. Whatever legislation community associations are facing, it’s likely been navigated successfully by advocates in another state. CAI has developed resources to assist with advocacy and lobbying efforts in 2024, as well as, set up an online community to make it easy to connect with people across the country who also are advocating for the community association housing model.
2024 State Legislative and Policy Priorities
CAI’s 36 LACs lead conversations with state legislators and other stakeholders that result in new laws allowing community associations to conduct business via virtual meetings and electronic voting. LACs also encourage new laws mandating reserve studies, funding, and building inspections that will bring about more financially secure condominium associations and greater structural integrity.
As 2024 arrives, CAI has analyzed historical trends from recent years, the political climate for next year, and conversations with lawmakers, industry experts, and LAC chairs, and outlined the following state legislative priorities here.
Legislative Tracking Reports
Every day, CAI tracks state legislation for newly introduced or amended bills that impact community associations and generate dynamic, up-to-date reports. You can access these reports on your state’s legislative action committee page by clicking on current legislative tracking under related links. Please bookmark this URL for quick reference.
Once in a report, click the title to view the current text of the legislation, and click on the status to view the complete history of the bill. A complete list of legislative tracking reports divided by state or by issue also can be found here.
When an issue arises that impacts CAI members, we develop a public policy position to guide you and homeowner leaders. CAI is a membership organization, and any member can propose a public policy for consideration to the Government and Public Affairs Committee and Board of Trustees. As a CAI LAC member, one of your responsibilities is to promote and follow CAI’s public policies at the state level. You can find a list of public policies here.
Grassroots Advocacy Campaigns
CAI has a full suite of tools to facilitate state LACs’ grassroots advocacy efforts, making it easy to engage and advocate on your association’s behalf. We can help LACs draft an email or develop a social media campaign that encourages CAI members to contact their elected officials about legislation during the 2024 state legislative session. Here is an example of a current campaign CAI is promoting to support the Disaster Assistance Fairness Act of (H.R. 3777).
Legislative Action Committee Exchange Group
The CAI LAC Exchange is the only place to ask questions, get answers, and share expertise on legislative and policy topics with fellow committee members across the country. All LAC members are signed up for the online community and can access it here. If you need assistance with your CAI password or login information, please contact Lula Fekadu at email@example.com.
Constituents in Your Communities
Direct constituent interactions have more influence on lawmakers’ decisions than any other advocacy strategy. After all, politics begin on the local level. Inviting elected officials to interact with your community will put faces behind the issues and make CAI a more effective advocate when we meet with legislators throughout the year.
Connect with our team today to assist you in inviting legislators to your association. Community events are a great opportunity for state and federal elected officials to get to know their constituents, experience their local community spirit, and learn which issues are important to communities. Learn more here.
Resources for Legislators
CAI’s Government and Public Affairs team developed a library of resources to use when meeting with elected officials on issues pertaining to community associations, including advocacy guides and statistics. Please share these resources in any communications your LAC sends to elected officials. These resources can be found here.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact CAI’s Government & Public Affairs team at firstname.lastname@example.org.