New Bern, NC, January 23, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Fairfield Harbour, a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced that it supports the Community Associations Institute (CAI) in its call to action on S. 1846, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIA), which the U.S. Senate has scheduled for a vote on Monday, Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m. HFIA sets aside substantial and potentially crippling flood insurance rate hikes until the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) takes action to ensure homeowners have a reasonable ability to afford flood insurance coverage. Premium increases greater than 500 percent have been documented in many areas of the country. Fairfield Harbour and CAI encourage homeowners to contact their senators to vote for the HFIA, which if cleared will move to the House of Representatives for consideration.
Congress introduced the HFIA to delay increases in flood insurance premiums required by the Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW Act). CAI supports a financially stable National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and the BW Act will increase flood insurance coverage through NFIP.
For more information or to participate in the call to action, visit http://bit.ly/1hGNEoI and http://bit.ly/1fSeQDz.
“This is an issue that directly affects Fairfield Harbour,” said Mystre’ Van Horn, on-site community manager for Fairfield Harbour. “Being a community on the water, we have a high risk of floods, especially during North Carolina’s damaging hurricane season. We want to encourage our residents, family, friends and community to contact their local senators to vote for the HFIA to keep our premiums at a reasonable rate.”
“Fairfield Harbour is a great place to live and we enjoy being on the water,” said Larry Knapp, president of the Fairfield Harbour board of directors. “Having flood insurance is critical in our community, and the risk of increased premiums will affect our residents and community. We are happy to support CAI in their call to action and hope others will follow in support of the HFIA.”
About Fairfield Harbour:
Established in 1975, Fairfield Harbour is a boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, North Carolina. Residents living in this recreational, resort and retirement community have access to numerous social networks as well as a 75-acre manmade harbor along the Neuse River that lies only 18 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. Fairfield Harbour is located on more than 2,000 acres and includes more than 1,300 privately-owned single family homes, 144 condominiums and 24 townhouses. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Fairfield Harbour and its residents actively support more than 75 nonprofit groups in the region, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Tryon Palace, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation and Coastal Women’s Shelter. Community Association Services (CAS, Inc.), which is led by John Stone, president, serves as the professional management company for Fairfield Harbour. Fairfield Harbour was most recently named “Community of the Year” by the Community Association Institute of North Carolina. For more information about Fairfield Harbour, visit http://www.fhpoa.com.