What is a Homeowners' Association?
A Homeowners' Association (HOA) is an organization that makes and enforces rules within its jurisdiction. The HOA is formed by planned communities, usually comprised of single family homes, multi-family homes, mobile homes and condominiums. In Florida, an HOA is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for the operation of the community. Membership in the HOA is generally a requirement when purchasing property within the HOA. The HOA provides the rules and regulations for the community and aims to preserve a uniform appearance for the property. In Florida, HOA's are heavily regulated by statute. Chapter 720 of the Florida Statutes, the Homeowners' Association Act.