What Should My HOA Board Be Doing About Zika?

Should homeowner associations be advising on a public health threat? You have most likely heard news coverage about Zika. The virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of certain kinds of infected mosquitoes. Illnesses from the virus are usually mild, however, worldwide concern is growing as it has been linked to health problems in some people. It remains a serious concern for pregnant women, their partners and couples planning a pregnancy as it can cause serious birth defects. There [...]

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Planning Important for Community Associations in Natural Disasters

When a natural disaster strikes and a region is declared a disaster area, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) comes in to provide assistance, often including cleanup and financial aid to eligible individuals and communities. However, until April 2015, when the FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015 was amended, FEMA policy did not allow for federal assistance in cleanup of debris from community association roads. Community associations are now allowed access to these federal [...]

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