CAI was founded in 1973 as a multi-disciplinary non-profit alliance serving all stakeholders in community associations. Today, CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 33,500 members, CAI works in partnership with 60 chapters, including a chapter in South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.
We believe homeowner and condominium associations should strive to exceed the expectations of their residents. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in associations that are preferred places to call home. Every homeowner in our member associations, and every employee in our member firms, enjoy many of the benefits of CAI membership.