Recently, Associa announced the second in a series of Twitter chats (#HOAChat) will be held on Thursday, May 2, at 1 p.m. CDT. Interested parties can join Associa (@Associa), North America’s largest community management firm, on Twitter to learn more about FHA Financing and how it affects not only homebuyers but condominium associations.
#HOAChat lets followers interact with industry expert Andrew Fortin (@AndrewSFortin) to gain valuable knowledge about what’s happening with FHA financing and how condominium associations could be affected. Topics covered include:
- The role FHA plays in condominium mortgage financing
- What condominium boards need to know about FHA financing requirements
- The obstacles associations face when seeking FHA approvals, and
- The future of FHA
Follow @Associa and learn more about FHA financing and approval. Followers can interact and ask questions of their own using the hash tag #HOAChat.
The #HOAChat series is designed to keep homeowners, community associations and the public updated on issues that affect their communities and the industry. Once a month, Associa opens the floor to the Twitter community, allowing them to interact with industry expert Andrew Fortin (@AndrewSFortin). Upcoming topics include manager licensing and regulations, safety and security, environmental issues and legislative forecast.
Their first chat covered legislative issues facing communities, and was considered a great success.
“As community management experts, we want to impart our knowledge to homeowners and communities, so they know what’s happening and what it means for them,” said Andrew Fortin, Associa vice president of government and public affairs. “Legislative issues, especially regarding homeowners associations, can be confusing; we want to be a resource to help explain what’s happening legislatively in the industry and what it means for our homeowners and neighborhoods.”
Fortin joined Associa last year, and previously served as vice president of government and public affairs at the Community Associations Institute for six years. He was the primary industry advocate on federal and state legislative, legal and regulatory issues related to nonprofit community associations and coordinated and led more than 400 volunteers in 34 states on legislative issues affecting nonprofit community associations.
Prior to CAI, Fortin served as vice president of legal/government relations and later as vice president and general counsel at the National Club Association (NCA) in Washington, D.C. He supervised several departments including government relations; served as in-house counsel; managed the government relations program, served as the NCA spokesman and expert; and authored books, monographs and publications on legal, legislative and regulatory issues.
Fortin has also served as the former chief of staff for Congressman Peter Hoekstra and was a policy advisor at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He has delivered numerous speeches on governance and public affairs and has authored many books and columns during his career.
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