May is Mental Health Awareness month. The HOA industry brings many struggles, stresses, and mental health difficulties to all involved. As a way to help steer our minds towards a more positive approach to this ever-challenging industry, we are reposting “Life Lessons” by Melissa Garcia. This article provides Melissa’s insights into what keepsGo to Resource
Although many concluded that the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) applies to homeowners associations, we now have verification of this.   On April 18, 2024, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCen”) issued 16 new FAQs and updated two more.   Under Category C, question C.10 of the FAQs, a Q&A was added confirming that CTA requirementsGo to Resource
Community associations have been scratching their heads as to the difference between service animals and emotional support animals. Federal law provides for the definition of service animals, but there is very little guidance when it comes to emotional support animals. This can be problematic for associations who may unknowingly be implementing discriminatory practices.Go to Resource
With housing availability and affordability at an all-time low and homeless populations at an all-time high, the issue of squatters in vacant properties is becoming more prevalent in association communities.  The news has published extreme cases in New York of squatters being treated as legitimate tenants under New York law with the actualGo to Resource
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