A homeowners association is an organization that oversees a community’s governance, business and social affairs by following and enforcing 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 the procedures, responsibilities and benefits of your investment. Each community is different! Log into your homeowner’s portal to see the specific information and governing documents for your community.
The Community Association Institute (CAI) published a pamphlet of information about owner rights and responsibilities as members of an association.
You can view and download a PDF copy of this document below.
Living in an HOA provides a sense of security, community and pride. Key benefits include: