Homeowners' Associations

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What is a Homeowners' Association?
Homeowners' associations, unlike neighborhood associations, are formal legal entities created to maintain common areas and enforce private deed restrictions (CC&R's). Most condominium and townhome developments and some newer single-family subdivisions have homeowners' associations, which are usually created when the development is built.

Features of a Homeowners' Association:

  • Membership is mandatory for all property owners within the boundaries of the development
  • Members are usually charged mandatory fees
  • Homeowners' associations have the legal authority to enact and enforce maintenance and design standards in addition to those established by City ordinances
  • Homeowners' associations are corporations with formal bylaws - there is usually a governing board which hires a property management company to handle maintenance and enforcement issues
  • Many homeowners' associations publish a newsletter, which is sent to members at the association's expense.

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Homeowners' Associations Classes

Neighborhood Services will host two free classes in spring 2018 for residents who live in HOA communities. More information coming soon.