Life has drastically changed in the last few months, but there can still be good that comes out of this “down” time. Association board members are often too busy with current events or urgent matters to tackle “nonessential” business.

During this brief window of downtime, board members can focus on the following:

1. Ensuring the association’s insurance is adequate

2. Re-evaluating budgets for cost-saving measures

3. Reviewing governing documents are up to date with current law

4. Updating or creating rules and regulations

5. Obtaining competitive bids for routine Association work

6. Ensuring Association records are in order

7. Assessing the property for maintenance needs and/or violations

8. Scheduling a reserve study

9. Compiling a continuity plan or Bootcamp for new board members

Learn more here

While we all shelter-in-place, Streets and Sanitation crews are maintaining regular work schedules to provide trash and recycling services.

To help keep these crews safe, do not place any COVID-19 related items, like gloves, masks, glasses, hospital gowns, disposable wipes, paper towels, or tissues, in the recycling.

To learn more, click here.

The "Stay-at-Home" order has been extended until April 30th in Illinois and there are constant new developments surrounding coronavirus. 

This Live Legal Update webinar from 4/6 was meant to help board members, owners, residents, managers, and businesses understand coronavirus mitigation and how it impacts condo and homeowners' associations. 

The event featured a live panel of three attorney's specializing in Community Association Law who answer standard FAQs as well as live questions. 

Watch the recording of the live event here


As COVID-19 continues to evolve, HausFS has been receiving a lot of valuable emailed information from various organizations and companies that work with condominiums. We'd like to pass along these available resources. 

As always, HausFS and the ChicagoCondoResource are committed to supporting condo board members and owners across the Chicagoland area. Condo living is challenging enough during "normal" times. It's our goal to make the current COVID-19 situation as manageable as possible while we navigate these extreme circumstances. If there is a particular issue you'd like reviewed, please use our Ask the Expert form. 

Our thoughts are with you.

Community Associations Institute 

What to Know About COVID-19, Your Community, and CAI

CAI is monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on community associations and offering general, precautionary guidance from officials and adding some common-sense guidelines for our industry.

CAI National - COVID-19 Q&A

CAI and fellows of the College of Community Association Lawyers present virtual, LIVE Q&A presentations about the issues facing community associations due to coronavirus pandemic.

Control Messaging to Association Members and Occupants: 
How Managers and Boards Can Respond to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Concerns

Since coronavirus has become a pandemic, boards and managers should be prepared for questions about what the association is doing to stop, prevent, or control the spread of the illness. This resource is a list of items that all property managers and board members should bear in mind going forward.

Community Associations and COVID-19 FAQ – Common Interest Podcast

Laura Marinelli from Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr discuss how associations can best abide by social distancing and "Shelter-in-Place" orders to keep their community as healthy as possible.

The Chicagoland Cooperator

Disease and Disclosure

Virtual Meetings

Dealing with Coronavirus Exposure

CCR's "Ask the Expert" Column

Can open houses in condo buildings be banned during COVID-19?

Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit (Condo Law Attorneys)

Assessment Collections & Board Member Obligations During the Coronavirus Crisis

CARES Act Moratorium on Evictions

KSN Podcast - A Positive Coronavirus Test: What Should Community Association Board Members Do?

CARES Act and Families First Coronavirus Response Act provisions affecting condo associations

Housing-Related Provisions (including Mortgage Forbearance and National Mortgage Foreclosure Moratorium)

COVID-19 Cleaning Services

Andy Newman
Shine On Group Inc
P: 773.227.4522 
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ACTHA is committed to continuing to provide information and support to members during this unusual time in everyone’s lives. Last Friday, they presented a webinar on the implications of COVID-19 for associations. And, they plan to continue providing information in this way for the foreseeable future.

This webinar is available to everyone in their database, including current and lapsed members.

If you click on the link below, start the webinar at 3:32 of later for the video and audio to begin.

You can find the webinar here.

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