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Returning to HOA Normalcy Dec 14, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

While the world still struggles with pandemic, we yearn for a return to normalcy. In many places this has already occurred, while in other...

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Offering Mental Health Support in HOAs Nov 02, 2021

This article first appeared on CAI's HOA Resources by Laura Otto. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed new stresses on many Americans, including those...

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Vaccine mandates: What Could Requirements Mean for Your Community Oct 19, 2021

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This article first appeared on Community Associations Institute (CAI) Ungated.

The continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S....

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Reader Questions - Our HOA Stopped Meeting - Is That OK? Aug 31, 2020

Dear Mr. Richardson:

Our board says that due to the pandemic they are suspending board meetings "until further notice." Our bylaws state board meetings must be held at...

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Embracing Virtual Meeting Function – Now and Later Aug 23, 2020

Many months now into the pandemic, some associations have stopped conducting board meetings. That is a mistake on many levels, but also completely unnecessary. Boards do...

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Reopening HOA Amenities in the COVID-19 World Jul 13, 2020

As the seesaw battle of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, HOA boards and managers are torn between the fear of reopening amenities and the desire of residents to enjoy their...

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Reader Questions – Meetings During A Pandemic Jun 15, 2020

Dear Kelly:

Our association cancelled the March meeting and then April’s meeting was held by a teleconference with just the board members. Is this legal? We have...

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Reader Questions – Pandemic Questions Continue May 11, 2020

Kelly, I am on the board and we are having our first HOA virtual meeting next week because of Covid-19. Do we need to have a quorum for that meeting? I appreciate your...

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Can HOAs Exercise Leniency During Hard Times? Apr 06, 2020

Amidst a state-wide shutdown of all non-essential businesses, many homeowners are already feeling the pinch of reduced employment or business income, and calls are already...

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How HOAs Can Cope With Pandemic Mar 29, 2020

In the past few weeks, as the COVID-19 aka “coronavirus” proliferated globally, local, state, and some national governments have taken strong measures to ban...

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Preparing for and Dealing with Disaster Nov 19, 2018

An unfortunate reality is that occasionally communities can be confronted with disaster, when earthquake, wildfire, or other calamity can transform a community within a few...

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