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CUSP Returns to the CAI Chesapeake Expo

Baltimore, MD - The Annual Chesapeake Region Chapter of the Community Association Institute (CCRCAI) Expo hosts property management companies, portfolio managers, board members and homeowners to learn about new Condo and Homeowner Association trends and regulations.

The CAI Chesapeake Expo provides businesses a platform to reach new customers, market products and services and build new corporate relationships related to Community Associations.  

The Board is proud to share the success of this year's Expo with rave reviews from surveyed managers, professionals and homeowners about discussions, presenters and the overall organization of the event. 

- Chesapeake Chapter Board of Directors

CAI Chesapeake Chapter Annual Symposium and Expo 2017

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Doing Nothing is Not an Option...

This year's focus was on neighbor to neighbor disputes and the effects they have on communities. Typically, community associations do not get involved in neighbor disputes. 

In October of 2016, the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) introduced new guidelines under the Fair Housing Act that mandate Association involvement in neighbor to neighbor disputes, where the complainant is a member of a protected class. 

Speaking on new HUD regulations was George Nowack Jr, an expert in Fair Housing Law who has represented community associations since 1981. His career began at Hyatt & Rhoads, PC, one of the first law firms in the country to represent homeowner and condominium associations. 

Association Liability

According to CAI Chesapeake, "Associations can be held liable for the actions of residents who harass or create a hostile environment for other residents where there is an obligation of the Association to the aggrieved person created by a contract."

Legal action must be taken to end harassing conduct if your association: 

  • Has a declaration that prohibits nuisances
  • Prohibits behaviors that cause discomfort, embarrassment or disruption of peaceful enjoyment

Chesapeake Chapter of CAI

The Chesapeake Chapter assists Maryland and Eastern Shore communities to promote community and responsible leadership.

The Chapter facilitates a plethora of educational programs, publications and networking events throughout the year for professionals and volunteers who govern communities.

The Community Association Institute (CAI) is a national membership organization made up of community association leaders, property managers and vendors providing services to community associations. 

CUSP: Condo Association and HOA Insurance

SAHOURI's Community Underwriters Specialty Program (CUSP) has been a long-standing member of the CAI Community, from D.C. to Baltimore. 

Since 2011, the Program has helped property managers save 27% on average from expiring premiums for their clients while improving their coverage.

CUSP is a manuscript and proprietary insurance form that includes the industry’s most favorable insurance conditions while rewarding its policy holders with savings for low loss ratios.


Learn about the cusp program

Hussain Al-Mutawakil
Hussain Al-Mutawakil
Proud son, husband and Fairfax County native. As a Communications graduate from George Mason University, I enjoy discovering the world through impromptu conversations with strangers. I might as well be the General Manager of the Washington Redskins.