Category: State Legislation


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...]

Colorado Takes on Emotional Support Animals

Written by: on Thursday, February, 18th, 2016

In a very bold move, the Colorado Legislature is attempting to take on abuses of the FHA’s emotional support animal requirements.  Recently Representative Willett introduced HB 16-1201, which would require medical professionals recommending an emotional support animal for a patient to make certain findings prior to granting permission for an emotional support animal.  The findings [Read More...]