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Promoting harmony, community
and responsible leadership.

What is CAI?
Community Associations Institute is a national, nonprofit 501(c6) association created in 1973 to provide education and resources to America’s 231,000 residential condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations and related professionals and service providers. The Institute is dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations that promote harmony, community and responsible leadership.

Who does CAI represent?
CAI is a multidisciplinary alliance serving all stakeholders in community associations. CAI members include condominium and homeowner associations, cooperatives and association-governed planned communities of all sizes and architectural types; individual homeowners; community association managers and management firms; public officials; and lawyers, accountants, engineers, reserve specialist, insurance agents, builder/developers and other providers of professional products and services for community associations. CAI has more than 25,000 members in 58 chapters throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries. The national office is located in Alexandria,Virginia.

How does CAI serve its members?

  • CAI advances excellence through seminars, workshops, conferences and education programs, some of which lead to professional designations.
  • CAI publishes the largest collection of resources available on community associations, including books, guides, Common Ground magazine and seven specialized newsletters on community association finance, law and management.
  • CAI advocates community association interests before legislatures, regulatory bodies and the court.
  • CAI conducts research and acts as a clearinghouse for information on innovations and best practices in community association creation and management.
  • CAI provides networking and referral opportunities through both the national office and local chapters,
  • CAI-sponsored insurance programs for directors and officers and discounts on products.