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Welcome Friends and Guests


Community Living, a Haven in Todays Chaotic Society

It is well documented, the Covid-19 virus has had a serious impact on our lives. The pain and suffering from the physical effects of the illness have also been accompanied with dramatic changes in community living. Headlines in media news outlets reflect the conditions in today's uncertain world.

Homeowners and Boards of Directors seem to be taking a more serious interest in the affairs of their association, this in turn necessitates good decisions from the Board supported with good information and data. As property values soar and maintenance costs of association's property continue to rise, Boards of Directors are seeking qualified managers to provide the essential knowledge, and experience to support their Association.

Why is it that Homeowners are not willing to serve on the association's Board of Directors?

Why is it so difficult to find Homeowners in California's HOA'S that are willing to serve on the HOA Board of Directors?

Two years ago, the opening message of the President of the California Association of Homeowners Association's discussed the possibility and need to compensate the Board of Directors. The message this year is more direct, "It is time to compensate the Board of Directors. (See "Compensating Board of Directors"). Fewer homeowners are willing to serve on the Board, to give of their time, take the abuse from some homeowners and do so at out of the goodness of the California Association of Homeowners Associations Inc.

For the most part, HOAs are California Corporations, but not all, and in fact many are not corporations, but may want to consider becoming incorporated.

Homeowners Associations are governed by the California Corporation's Code, and other State Laws, however, the primary State Laws governing Homeowners Associations are found in the California Civil Code beginning with Section 4000. Known as "The Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act" (first adopted in 1985 and often amended thereafter) it is the popular name of that portion of the California Civil Code that governs HOAs. On a Corporate level, Homeowners Associations are governed by their association's CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) and Bylaws and on a local level by the Association's Rules and Regulations.

In October 2019, California's Governor Newson signed a significant legislation bill (Senate Bill 323) that is having an important impact on California's HOAs. One of the most significant changes is with the processing of HOA elections. This law requires HOAs to adopt "Election Rules," the policy by which the administering of the elections will be processed. (Election Services)

Another significant Law is Assembly bill 670 which is Civil Code 4751, it could affect "Planned Development Associations" and permit adding on to accessory units.

Association Board of Directors are encouraged to contact their Management Company for detailed instructions in complying with the new laws.

There are many very qualified management companies in California, but some are more qualified than others, Boards are encouraged to be very discerning in the selection of their management company.

The information provided at this website by the "California Association of Homeowners Associations, Inc." is intended to assist homeowners" in the management and administration of your Homeowners Association. The information and documentation is gathered from the most reliable resources including Government Codes, Documents, reliable Attorneys and other professionals.

Consultation by phone is free but limited in time to 10 minutes per call.

Centered on a comprehensive review of issues of importance to the owners and administrators of community properties, this information has been collected and displayed for your convenience. Therefore, the problems, concerns, questions and difficulties affecting community associations, in large measure, dictate the information we have provided here.

The California Association of Homeowners Associations, Inc. has been formed for the benefit of all Community Associations. We welcome your calls and Emails! We are eager to assist you. We will respond to questions that are presented to us. We are not Attorneys and cannot give legal advice. Still we can, in most cases, assist the caller. Membership inthe Association is available but not required.

Our philosophy has always been to serve, with distinction, Community Associations and in so doing, contribute to the general welfare of the industry; it's a good philosophy.

Remember - You Will Never Go Wrong If You Build Your Business on "Quality, Integrity And Service."

Richard S. Monson MBA


YEAR 2021

Attention Tenant, Renter Occupants,

The services provided here are not intended for non-owner occupants. While we recognize the needs renters may have, our services are designed and intended for owner occupants. Please contact the appropriate Real Estate representative for assistance.

Thank You,

California Association of Homeowners Associations, Inc.

1452 W. 9th Street # 3  Upland, CA 91786

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create , and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Address: 2377 W. Foothill Blvd. Suite # 13 Upland, CA 91786