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More than 73.5 million Americans reside in homeowners associations, condominiums, housing cooperatives and other planned communities. All of these communities - more than 350.000 nationally - share a few essential goals - preserving the nature and character of the community, providing services and amenities to residents, protecting property values and meeting the established expectations of owners.

Community association are governed by a state-level statutory framework that control how associations are developed, governed and managed.

Each Chapter of CAI have a dedicated committee, Legislative Action Committees (LAC). LAC work to monitor state legislation, educate lawmakers and protect the interests of those living and working in community associations. Each committee is compromised of homeowner leaders, community managers and representatives from community association business partners who graciously volunteer their time.  Click here for the list of CAI-Georgia LAC Members


Related Links

Current Legislative Tracing in Georgia

2019 End of Session Report

CAI Public Policies



Georgia Community Associations Facts & Figures


  • Approximately 2,207,000 Georgians live in 828,000 homes in nearly 11,000 community associations.
  • These residents pay $3.9 billion a year to maintain their communities. These costs would otherwise fall to the local government.
  • 79,000 Georgians serve as volunteer leaders in their community associations each year, providing $72.2 million in service.
  • Homes in community associations are generally valued at least 4%* more than other homes.
  • By 2040 the community association housing model is expected to become the most common form of housing.


 90% say their association's rules protect and enhance property values (62%) or have a neutral effect (28%).


 80% of residents oppose additional regulation of community associations.


85% of residents rate their community association experience as positive (63%) or neutral (22%).

Community associations are private entities, not governments. Residents vote for fellow homeowners to provide leadership - making decisions about operation, administration and government and governance of the community.

Assessments paid by association members cover the costs of conducting association business - such as common area maintenance, repair and replacement, essential services, routine operations, insurance, landscaping, facilities maintenance as well as savings for future needs.