A homeowners association is an organization that oversees a community’s governance, business and social affairs by enforcing and following the covenants, collecting and expending the funds and building community. HOAs are most common in planned communities and multi-family residential buildings as well as commercial and retail properties. Those who purchase a home in an HOA community must pay certain fees and dues (assessments) to live in the community.
As a homeowner in an HOA, there are things you need to know about what this means, your responsibilities, and how it benefits you. Each community is different. Log into your homeowner’s portal to see the specific governing documents and information for your community.
The Community Association Institute (CAI) has published a pamphlet of information about owner rights and responsibilities for being a member of an association.
You can view and download a PDF copy of this document for yourself.
Living in an HOA provides a sense of security, community and pride. Preserving community design, ensuring financial planning and avoiding problematic activity are a few examples of the outcomes of a well run HOA. Other key benefits include: