COVID-19 Resources for Your Community

By Laura Otto
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In these uncertain times, homeowner leaders, community managers, and business partners are turning to CAI for resources and up-to-date information to share with their residents and clients about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on their communities.

To help our members better navigate this ever-changing crisis, CAI sought out industry experts to answer frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and homeowners associations. Topics covered include closing and cleaning common areas, delinquent assessments, holding virtual board meetings, essential employees and services, pending construction and repair projects, residents and COVID-19, and much more. 

We also created a video series and webinars about the issues facing community associations due to the pandemic. The on-demand Q&A presentations are presented by CAI and fellows of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). ​

Government actions impacting community associations at the state level include information about emergency declarations, states’ stay-at-home orders, essential workers, foreclosure, and eviction actions. Federal government action includes resources and information on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, the Paychecks Protection Program, Emergency Family Medical and Leave Expansion Act, and Federal Income Tax Payment Deferral. Local government actions include city and county short-term rental bans.

CAI has always been about community. To the millions of homeowners, community managers, and business partners serving HOAs, condos, and co-ops worldwide, we stand with you. Together we thrive.

Disclaimer: This information is subject to change. It is published with the understanding that Community Associations Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, medical, or other professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.​ explores questions and comments from community association members living in condominiums, homeowners associations, and housing cooperatives. We then assemble trusted experts to provide practical solutions to your most commonly asked, timely questions. We never use real names, but we always tackle real issues. Have a question or comment about your community association? Submit here for consideration:

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Laura Otto

Laura Otto is editor of CAI’s award-winning Community Manager. A seasoned journalist, Laura previously worked for a creative, advocacy agency in Washington, D.C., where she wrote and edited content for a variety of public health clients. Prior to that, Laura served as a senior writer and editor for the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Laura is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.