A homeowner's association (HOA) is a private organization set up by the developer of your subdivision. An HOA generally maintains common areas (such as parks or entranceways) and enforces neighborhood-specific restrictions called Covenants, Codes and Restrictions (CC&Rs). The CC&Rs are created by the developer to maintain the look and property values of the neighborhood by creating neighborhood-specific rules of how the homes are used such as maximum fence heights, home color, rv parking, etc. The CC&Rs are a private agreement and thus are not enforceable by the City.
Neighborhood Associations are larger geographic areas organized by the City to provide a forum for neighborhood issues and link citizens with the government. Neighborhood associations hold regular meetings to:
- Discuss neighborhood issues
- Plan activities
- Participate in presentations from the City, developers, and the business community, etc.