Many community associations have pools and other recreational areas for the members’ use. It is common for associations to establish rules of use for these facilities. Those rules should take into account the impact of the Fair Housing Act as it relates to families with children, and also applicable state and local laws. FHA regulations prohibit housing discrimination based on familial status (e.g., families with children), except in housing that qualifies as housing for older persons… Specifically, discrimination against families with children in the terms, conditions, or privileges of sale or rental or in the provision of services or facilities in connection with the sale or rental is prohibited. Rules that restrict children from using recreation areas could prevent families with children from having full use and enjoyment of the premises. To be lawful, the housing provider must have a legitimate health or safety reason for excluding families with children from using those facilities. A policy that would require a responsible adult to supervise children at pool or recreation room facilities would appear to be tailored to protect legitimate health and safety interests. For example, under the FHA, a swimming pool rule requiring children under 14 to be accompanied by an adult has been found by the courts to serve the legitimate purpose of maintaining safety, and was not discriminatory. By contrast, swimming pool rules that banned children under the age of 5 from the pool, and that limited pool use to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children between 5 and 16 were found to be in violation of the FHA as too restrictive and/or not tailored to real safety considerations. Another common target of the FHA is “adult swim” periods. While it is not permissible to restrict use of the pool based on age, it is permissible to limit the pool to lap swimming during stated times. The difference is that the former is a restriction on who can use the pool; the latter is a restriction on how the pool can be used. Additionally, there are state and local laws applicable to swimming pools. For example, North Carolina General Statutes 130A-280 through 130A-282 provide for the regulation of public swimming pools in the State, as they may affect public health and safety. “Public swimming pool” includes pools at apartments, athletic clubs “or other membership facility pools and spas.” Pursuant to this statute, the NC Department of Environmental and Natural Resources has adopted regulations governing public swimming pools. Rules applicable to community pool and recreation areas should comply with federal, state and local laws. They should be designed to serve reasonable health and safety interests, but not so restrictive to be contrary to the FHA because they unreasonably restrict families from having full use and enjoyment of the association’s facilities. Read more from source site
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“Community Management is a very professionally run organization, with all of the aids and assistance necessary to help a HOA board of directors answer to their community’s needs.”
Professionally Run OrganizationB. Chiles, Greenwood Terrace - Charlotte NC
Community Association Management has done a very good job for us . They provide good expense management and provide prompt monthly reports regarding all expenditures. Likewise , they have been quick to respond to the various problems that seem to always come up from time to time . In conclusion , I would highly recommend their organization.
Frank M., Charlotte ,NCGood Expense Management....
We were recently switched to Community Association Management with your buyout of Cline & Company. I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much of an asset our Portfolio Manager is to your company. The Manager made our transition from Cline Company seamless and the attention we receive from the Manager and your company in general is unmatched. Not to mention the tools and options made available to us. I think I can speak for myself, fellow board members, and also our community in saying that w…
Warren W. Charlotte, NCUnmatched Service!
When our new HOA was looking for a management company, several places that we contacted wouldn’t even give us the time of day because our community is so small that we weren’t worth their time and effort. In contrast, KDK Property Management (now part of Community Association Management) has provided our HOA with over a year of great service at an unbeatable price! The employees have frequently gone above and beyond the terms of our contract to protect the best interests of our neighborhood. F…
Hilary WadePresidentLaurel Village HOA
Our Community has found so many benefits from eManageSuite. I find that the financial reporting and record keeping especially thorough and helpful. Our Homeowners love that they have choices on how to receive information and submit payments. I could never go back to operating without these tools and the professional guidance from Community Association Management. I wouldn’t even want to try.
Gina R., Boone, NCWe Could Never Go Back....
A good friend of mine who is a recent past president of a community here in Charlotte contacted me this evening to ask who we used for property management. I told him that the only game in town was Community Association Management! I also mentioned that you may be a young company in years but are now one of the top 5 HOA management companies in the Carolinas. We are very happy with our decision to use Community Association Management.
C.M. Layman, Charlotte, NC The only Game in Town!
Solid Customer Service! Your focus on solid customer service has made the transition go as smoothly as possible and reassures us we made the right decision to go with Community Association Management. I personally appreciate the way you communicate, your availability, and the way you make things happen.
J. WilliamsArdrey Place - Charlotte, NC
“I would like to thank Community Association Management for the fine job this past year. We had our annual meeting and our Property Manager did an excellent job covering the meeting. As I told the new board and the members present, I feel my finest achievement this past year was to bring your organization on board to be our management partner. Thank you again for making my second year as president easier and more rewarding.”
Thank You!Rich, Kannapolis NC
I am writing this letter to tell other HOAs about the effort and dedication KDK Property Management (now part of Community Association Management) displayed while helping the Heritage Townhome community improve the parking situation in our community. The Orange County planning department approved the builder’s plans without ensuring adequate parking was available for the thirty units in our community. Soon after becoming the property manager for our community, your team began the quest to cor…
Kevin UnderhillPresidentHeritage Townhomes HOA
I would like to thank Community Association Management for the fine job this past year. We had our annual meeting and our Property Manager did an excellent job covering the meeting. As I told the new board and the members present, I feel my finest achievement this past year was to bring your organization on board to be our management partner. Thank you again for making my second year as president easier and more rewarding.
Rich, Kannapolis NCThank You!