Who We Are


Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a national organization with nearly 40,000 total members dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent, harmonious community associations. For more than 40 years, CAI has been the leader in providing education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals who support them. Our members include community association volunteer leaders, professional managers, community management firms and other professionals and companies that provide products and services to associations. 
Working closely with our 64 worldwide chapters, we bring together experts to provide the latest information on community association management and governance. We serve our members with books, seminars and workshops, research, continuing education and periodicals, including Common Ground magazine and specialized newsletters on community association management, governance and law. 
CAI also advocates for legislative and regulatory policies that support responsible governance and effective management. We represent the interests of our members before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and other policy-setting bodies on issues such as taxes, insurance, bankruptcy reform and fair housing. In addition, state Legislative Action Committees represent CAI members before state legislatures and agencies on issues such as assessment collection, foreclosure and construction defects. 

The CAI Greater Houston Chapter  

CAI Greater Houston Chapter is a member driven organization that advocates on the behalf of the HOA and condo communities. Our membership includes community association volunteers, professional community managers and business partners who provide services to community associations. We provide education and networking opportunities to our members so that we may maintain and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. 
We believe that by giving board members, managers and business partners the knowledge they need to better run their associations, they can turn "owners" into "neighbors," increasing harmony and leading to more prosperous, safer communities.  The mission of the Greater Houston Chapter is to be a source of education and information which advocates the use of best practices, professionalism and integrity in order to promote responsible community associations and those that serve them. 


Membership in the Institute is open to associations and their members, builder/developers, managers, public agencies and officials, professionals who serve community associations and other interest individuals and organizations. CAI does not represent any one professional or interest group. Rather, it represents the process of creating and operating a successful, viable community organization. 
CAI offers the following memberships: 
  • Community Association Volunteer Leaders 
  • Community Managers 
  • Community Management Companies 
  • Business Partners 
  • National Corporate 
  • Multi-chapter 
  • Student 
  • Public Official 


CAI members have access to information on the trends in this rapidly changing industry—with practical knowledge and insights from leaders in the field, best practices, research and tools you can use every day. 
CAI provides information, resources and education programs — whether you’re a board member, manager, CEO or professional service provider to community associations. Keep current on the latest news, laws and issues affecting community associations, condominiums and cooperatives, and the homeowners who call them home. 
CAI is the recognized experts for community association governance and management and the first and only national organization created specifically to meet the needs of all community association stakeholders.