As 2022 ends, we reflect on the advocacy issues our members cared about most. Of the nearly 50 blog posts published on the CAI Advocacy Blog, we’re revisiting the 10 most popular topics from 2022.
Drum roll please…
10. Condominium Safety State Legislative Mid-Year Update: At mid-point in the year, nearly 20 state legislatures considered bills in response to the tragic partial collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla. Bills related to building safety; including inspections, maintenance, structural integrity and reserve studies, and funding topped the list.
Florida, Illinois, Maryland, and Virginia passed legislation as of Dec. 2022. Read full blog post here.
9. Biden Administration Announces New Housing Policies: The policies were announced with the goal of lowering housing costs and increasing the supply of homes for sale and rent. CAI evaluated the announcement and identified three areas of primary interest to community association board members, managers, and business partners: zoning reform; preserving existing housing; and limiting investor purchases of foreclosed homes. Read full blog post here.
8. CAI Recommends Mandatory Reserve Studies and Funding for Community Associations: Structural integrity in high-rise communities was a focus after the tragic partial collapse of Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Fla. The recently released Condominium Safety Public Policy Report details public policy recommendations that can provide solutions for legislators addressing high-rise building safety in their districts. One of the two recommendations supports mandatory reserve studies and funding for all community associations. Read full blog post here.
7. Florida Lawmakers Pass Comprehensive Condominium Safety Legislation: SB 4D – Building Safety Act for condominium and cooperative associations passed, after powerful and heartfelt appreciation for the sponsors, Sen. Jennifer Bradley (R-5), Senator Jason Pizzo (D-38), and Rep. Daniel Perez (R-116), was expressed by members in the House and Senate. Governor DeSantis signed the bill on May 26. Read full blog post here.
6. Inflation Reduction Act Gives Homeowners New Energy Savings: On Aug. 7, the Senate passed H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, on a party-line vote. The House is expected to vote soon. While not as ambitious as the president’s Build Back Better Act, this bill will impact homeowners in the form of the New Energy Efficient Home Credit and the Home Owner Managed Energy Savings (HOMES) Rebate Program. Read full blog post here.