By being identified as a community benefit association, CA would no longer be subject to legislation that is clearly intended for smaller HOAs. CA would instead be recognized under state law for how unique it is. The way CA is organized, and the way it operates and functions, make it very different than every other HOA in the state.
When state lawmakers consider changes to the Maryland HOA Act, they are considering changes that are intended for the much smaller, traditional homeowners associations that you might think of when you think of an HOA — more on that below. Many of those proposed changes could have very significant, unintended negative consequences for CA.
CA has fortunately been able to protect itself and the community from these negative effects by obtaining amendments or exemptions to HOA Act legislation. But CA can’t ensure that it will continue to be successful in the future.