Category: State Legislation

New Fair Housing Act Regulations Become Effective October 14, 2016

Written by: on Friday, September, 23rd, 2016

Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released final regulations related to quid pro quo and hostile environment housing claims under the Fair Housing Act.  Some of the new regulations which go into effect on October 14, 2016 may impact your association.  Below is a summary of those key provisions but [Read More...]

FHA Temporary Condo Project Approval Guidelines Get another Extension

Written by: on Saturday, August, 27th, 2016

On September 13, 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued Mortgagee Letter: 2012-18, which put in place temporary condominium project approval guidelines that modified the existing FHA condominium approval policy requirements.  The changes included, but are not limited to: a revised definition of proposed construction; a revised definition of newly converted condominiums; [Read More...]

Ham Radio Antennae—Do Associations Have to Allow Them?

Written by: on Tuesday, June, 14th, 2016

During the 2015-2016 federal legislative season, the Ham Radio lobby introduced H.R. 1301, a bill that seeks to prohibit associations from banning Ham Radio antennae in their communities.  This bill has been vehemently opposed by CAI for various reasons, and recently the parties reached a compromise with respect to the language contained in the bill. [Read More...]

Tax Relief—The HOME Act Now Has Bi-Partisan Support!

Written by: on Friday, April, 15th, 2016

On March 3, 2016, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the “Helping Our Middle-Income Earners (HOME) Act.”  The purpose of the HOME Act is to lighten the financial tax burdens on middle class Americans residing in covenant controlled communities.  This is done by allowing qualifying individuals to deduct association assessments and [Read More...]

HB16-1133 Killed In Committee

Written by: on Monday, February, 22nd, 2016

As we could only hope HB16-1133 (the community association manager regulation bill) was killed in committee today.  The House committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, in a rare bi-partisan vote unanimously voted to kill the bill.  As we detailed earlier, as drafted, this bill would have severely impacted community association manager’s ability to do their [Read More...]