CAI offers a wealth of resources that help community association managers, community association board members and homeowners better serve their communities. These resources reflect CAI's mission, which is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship, ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home. CAI supports our members by providing access to:

  • Education and Resources
  • Information and Best Practices
  • Opportunities to connect with experts, colleagues and peers, locally and nationally

Homeowners are CAI’s largest member group, comprising more than 40 percent of our 34,000-plus members. For the most part, these are the homeowners who have chosen to be leaders in their communities—serving on association boards and committees or volunteering for special projects. Find out more about the homeowners we serve.

Resources for Community Associations

Check out CAI's Rights & Responsibilities for Better Communities and our Good to Great brochure, which contains a Model Code of Ethics for Community Association Board Members, Community Association Governance Guidelines and other important resources.

The Foundation for Community Association Research

The Foundation for Community Association Research is a national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to common interest community research, development, and scholarship. Incorporated in 1975, the Foundation supports and conducts research in the community, homeowner, and condominium association industry.

Here you'll find quality research and surveys, publications promoting best practices and educational studies, scholarships encouraging and supporting academic interest, and information on how to donate community association publications to your local library.

Learn more.

Research Foundation Research Projects

Research Foundation Publications and Best Practices Reports

Other Resources

Click here for CAI's Learning Center with information on education and other resources for homeowners, community association leaders, community managers and others involved in the governance and management of common-interest communities.



CAI provides a series of live and on demand webinar programs on various topics important to community association homeowner leaders and managers. Check out the list of titles here.