As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to reflect on the insightful content that filled the CAI Advocacy Blog throughout the year. From legislative updates to industry trends, our blog is a go-to resource for community association professionals, homeowners, and anyone interested in the evolving public policy landscape of community associations. Join us as we revisit the most impactful and widely read posts that made waves in 2023.

    1. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac New Lender Requirements Go into Effect in September:
      • In this crucial post, we explored the implications of the new lender requirements set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, shedding light on how these changes would influence the landscape of condo and co-op mortgages.
    2. How the Corporate Transparency Act Applies to Community Associations:
      • The Corporate Transparency Act is a game changer. Our blog delved into its application to community associations. Unpacking the complexities, we provided valuable insights into its impact on transparency within these organizations.
    3. A New Era for Reserve Studies:
      • Discover the paradigm shift in reserve studies. This post examined the latest trends and methodologies, illustrating how community associations are adapting to a new era in financial planning and long-term sustainability.
    4. Legislative Trend: Amending Discriminatory Covenants:
      • Acknowledging the importance of understanding the past, this blog post took a deep dive into the historical context of racially restrictive covenants and explored their impact on community associations today.
    5. Congress Introduces Making Condos Safer and Affordable Act of 2023:
      • Breaking down the key points of the newly introduced legislation, we provided a comprehensive overview of how the Making Condos Safer and Affordable Act of 2023 aims to reshape the condominium landscape.
    6. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Release Lender Bulletins for Condo and Coop Mortgages:
      • Staying on top of industry updates, this post highlighted the lender bulletins released by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, outlining the specifics that would influence condo and coop mortgages.
    7. Virginia and New Castle, Delaware Condo Safety Legislative Recommendations Published; Reintroducing Federal Condo Safety Financing:
      • CAI played a critical role in developing condo safety legislative recommendations in Virginia and New Castle, Del.
    8. 2023 State Legislative Update: Condominium Safety Legislation:
      • A comprehensive state legislative update on condominium safety. We covered the latest changes and regulations that community associations need to be aware of for the well-being of their residents.
    9. Ombudsman Programs Trending in 2023 State Legislatures:
      • Ombudsman programs gained momentum in 2023, and this post delved into why these programs are trending in state legislatures, offering a glimpse into their potential impact on community dispute resolution.
    10. CAI Wins Prestigious Award for Condominium Safety Policy Initiative:
      • Earlier this year, CAI received the Lobbying Strategy Innovation Award from the Public Affairs Council for its exceptional response to the Champlain Towers South collapse. This global recognition applauds CAI’s leadership in public affairs and emphasizes the adaptability, impact, and unique contributions of its condominium safety initiatives.

It’s clear CAI Advocacy Blog is at the forefront of providing valuable insights and updates in the community association realm. We’re excited to continue sharing knowledge and facilitating discussions as we move into a new year filled with challenges, opportunities, and continued advocacy for thriving communities. Stay tuned for more engaging content in 2024.

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