The objective of this initiative is to create a resource, forum and a pathway to home ownership for inner city owner/builders.
The mission of this initiative is to repopulate our inner cities with owner occupants and reverse the trends that lead to instability and blight.
We intend to use the input from the members of this initiative to influence local, state and federal urban renewal agencies to place a greater emphasis on increasing inner city owner occupancy. And facilitate individual owner/builders in the acquisition and the refurbishing of individual single family homes or apartment buildings as condominiums.
The Common Interest Property Owners Association (CIPOA), represents owners who share certain needs and responsibilities related to owning and maintaining a home, but also working with their neighbors to resolve community needs. These owners are part of community associations which are non profit corporations. These corporations are self governed and provide the objectives of the community regarding security, maintenance and the appearance of the common areas.
It is this element that we are offering to the residential urban renewal effort.
The CIPOA is joining the national effort to encourage more owner occupancy in our inner cities. Our contribution is two fold; First, we want to develop a forum and resource for budding owner/builders and we want to explore whether or not there would be a value to grouping these individuals by targeted neighborhoods or specific streets. There could be funding opportunities for the group that are not available to individual. We know that many localities offer incentives to refurbish certain areas.
We are looking at limiting the council to 2-3 resident owners in each Community.
Founding members are featured on the community’s profile page and given special recognition within the CIPOA.
The CIPOA created READ MORE this forum for owners to share their community solutions and discuss their local issues We also encourage local groups of communities to coordinate their security plans. From forming a neighborhood watch, coordinating with law enforcement,
or synchronizing security feeds, the CIPOA facilitates the process.
There are about 9 million common interest properties that are rented in the US today. These rentals offer people an opportunity to live in communities, that are usually populated with owner occupants. The resident owners know which units are rented and watch them very closely for violations of the community rules. Fairly or unfairly, resident owners are not going to easily accept tenants as part of the community. We are making an effort to change how residents view tenants, generally. However, we also believe that these landlords have an obligation to make sure their tenants will be good community members.
The CIPOA views tenants as future property owners. In fact, about 60% of all current CI Tenants will purchase their first home within 5 years. We want them to have a favorable view of community associations and the industry needs more owner occupants. This begins by inviting them into the social network within the community.
The HOA tenant issue will be mainly resolved with an open dialog between residents, owners and tenants. Our non-resident owner group focuses on helping these owners find the right tenants for the individual community and help avoid issues with the HOA.
Through the resident owners in each community we identify the community priorities regarding the behavior of the residents.
We do not allow the disparaging of your competitors. Managers for example, you will likely interact with owners in communities that are managed by a competitor , you are only allowed to impress them with your knowledge, not the deficiencies of someone else.
Companies, cannot advertise or purchase contact data, however, the CIPOA realizes that from time to time, board members might be interested in learning about companies they may include in a request for proposal. In order to facilitate this need, we allow companies to provide a company profile, which is viewable by the owners and the general public. The CIPOA provides RFP tools for board members who need it.
* Publish a blog and interact with visitors, with the ability to collect followers and send scheduled email newsletters
* Volunteer to help coordinate the development a community’s public profile page- branding on the community page
* Tools to author and publish newsletters and interactive blog pages
* Interact with other CIDpros locally or nationally.
* Link articles or other documents or videos to your profile
We want to encourage owners to meet the professionals who serve the community. These professional profiles, articles, forums etc is visible to all owners in the CIPOA as well as the general public.
The CIDpro platform is designed for portfolio managers to network directly with CI owners, anywhere in the country. And interact with their professional peers, if you like. This invitation extends to management support staff, as well. We provide the tools to create a public profile and make connections. All managers agree on the importance of promoting a sense of community, but out of necessity “community” takes a back seat to the business aspects and governance of the association.
Interacting with owners, outside of the scope of professional service contracts, provides a more personal connection with the people who can influence the Board of Directors.
You may not want to blog about your READ MORE experience to the public, but any images you upload is saved to your private archive.
We help first time common interest buyers reach their goal of ownership in a community association. The platform is designed to extend up to five years prior to entering the market. We help these individuals understand and prepare for a home purchase in a HOA. The platform allows them to choose any community, anywhere in the US and follow that community and local market changes, assessment changes and other issues faced by the community. Buyers can interact with existing property owners, and other members.
Through this group, the CIPOA helps these future owners, prepare themselves for buying their first home. The group links forums, Q&As, articles and tools to test their readiness.
This platform encourages seniors to tag as many interesting communities they would like (anywhere in the country) and receive community updates posted by the owners, regarding their community. Once connected with these associations, seniors can interact with the owners, connect socially, plan tours, etc.
In addition to profiling management and maintenance professionals, we also profile development professionals who help with the planning and development of new communities.
Developers are allowed to brand on the community profile of all of their current and previously developed communities. If you connect with prior developments, you will be able view community updates and concerns.
Developers can also setup new communities on the CIPOA, which is accessible to the general public
This group is open to all elements of the transaction, including lenders, title, attorneys etc
Also see our Transaction Block platform
The professionals who become CIPOA members (CIDpros) can participate in this member service. We need professional advice experts, they need more fees or commissions; the transaction block, is where we make referrals. It’s called a transaction block, because eventually owners in the block will need professional services; this platform matches the professional with their potential clients. And our owners get to know them before they need their services.
The CIPOA wants to make referrals, consequently, on behalf of our members, we need to vet our referrals. Besides current professional licensing, we want these professionals to include CID education courses and to learn as much as possible about the communities in the transaction block.