Research Projects

The Foundation for Community Association Research is a leader in promoting and conducting research on community, homeowner, and condominium associations. Whether you are a community manager, board member, homeowner, legislator, public official, professional researcher, or student, or you are interested in the latest trends and statistics on community associations, you will find something of value here.

Foundation research focuses on enhancing the communities in which we live and work. Our research and studies can help community association volunteer leaders and professional managers make more focused and effective decisions, whether it be for planning purposes or implementing new policies.

2013 Community Association Fact Book

The 2013 Community Association Fact Book documents the history, current status, trends and future issues of U.S. community association housing as well as providing community association information on a state-by-state basis. View the Fact Book.

Snap Surveys

The Foundation periodically conducts targeted surveys of key industry groups to produce interesting, intriguing, or newsworthy research. View the survey results.

National Survey of Community Association Residents

Conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, this survey reveals overwhelming satisfaction among community association residents. View the survey results.

Compensation and Salary Survey

The information in this report represents complete, accurate, and up-to-date compensation data on the community association industry.

Best Practices Reports

What makes a good community association? How do residents know which community association is superior? To answer these questions, homeowners need a tool—a set of best practices. View any of the Foundation's Best Practices Reports.

Research Requests

Have an idea for a new research project? Apply now.