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We want to keep sharing useful links and news stories for boards of HOAs and Condo communities to help them manage through the outbreak.  Some are shared by Community Associations Institute (CAI) and others by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI.  Here are more resources for HOAs and Condos regarding Coronavirus:

Blog.caionline.org – Best practices for developing an emergency plan to minimize impacts to health and ensure community safety.

Youtube – How to HOA —>Social distancing and community associations.

Blog.caionline.org – Kindness and resilience make for stronger communities.

Resident Tests Positive? – How HOA Boards should respond.

Q&A Session – Q&A about the issues facing community associations due to COVID-19.

Guide for Community Associations – Guidance and recommendations for community associations.

Neighbor Cards & Sample Letter – Forms and templates to help and inform residents.

 

Community Associations Institute (CAI) is providing guidance to HOAs, condo associations and co-ops having to navigate to the coronavirus crisis. The organization’s recommendations include establishing an emergency plan, following government-mandated meeting restrictions, disinfecting common areas, reviewing wage laws that may affect staff and communicating clearly with community members.

Full Story: Forbes

A condo group in Palm Beach, Fla., is leading community efforts to make common areas safe and stem the spread of the coronavirus. The group, which represents approximately 40 condo buildings covering thousands of owners, is working to create guidelines for buildings, including the sanitizing of common areas, closing communal gyms and asking residents to limit guests.

Full Story: The Palm Beach Post (Fla.) (tiered subscription model) (3/21)

Co-op boards and landlords in New York have now been banned indefinitely from evicting shareholders and tenants due to the coronavirus outbreak. The state has suspended eviction proceedings and pending orders and minimized traffic through housing court in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Community Associations Institute (CAI) is tracking the foreclosure and eviction moratoriums for communities nationwide. Please click here for more information.

Full Story: Habitat magazine online (3/17)

A sudden drop in demand for short-term rentals due to the coronavirus along with a leading rental platform’s move to allow full refunds for cancellations could eventually impact HOAs as owners may be unable to pay association fees and mortgage payments. Many property owners say their financial outlook has darkened due to the virus and are seeking help from the government.

Full Story: CNBC (3/19)