Charter Statement and Current Issues

The Colorado HOA Forum is an open organization consisting mostly of homeowners
from Colorado Homeowner's Associations (HOA's).  We also members from other
states including Nevada, Arizona, Florida, and California.  We are dedicated to improving
Colorado HOA legislation and homeowner's rights.  

We are interested in real HOA issues, directly from HOA homeowners that concern
abusive HOA's and their Boards and property management companies.  Our focus is on
changing Colorado HOA legislation to include enforcement provisions from the
homeowner's perspective and an effective means for homeowner dispute resolution.  
We do believe that HOA controls, restrictions, covenants, and by-laws should be
enforced consistently and fairly.  Violations with HOA governing documents whether by
homeowner, an HOA Board, or property management company should not be tolerated
and violators should be held accountable.  .    

Enforcing HOA legislation and HOA governing documents from the Boards perspective
are very effective with no changes needed in the law.  Enforcement of homeowner rights
is not addressed in the law/legislation and all enforcement is defaulted to our Court
System: an expensive, complicated, litigious, and time consuming process that is out of
the reach of most homeowners.  We advocate including in all HOA legislation a
mandatory out of court dispute resolution process such as medi-arb (using a mediator
and empowering that person with arbitrator authority to make decisions). This process
is very timely, uncomplicated, very low cost, and will not cost taxpayers as all costs
related to filing a complaint through the dispute resolution will be paid for by the parties
involved in the dispute.  This would only involve dispute resolution related to
non-compliance with HOA legislation and/or an HOA's governing documents and with
monetary amounts in such claims under $7,500.

We work to modify Colorado HOA legislation to:

Colorado HOA legislation (CCIOA) provides for no effective enforcement process or
penalties against HOA Boards or property management companies that ignore their
own governing documents or State law except our expensive, time consuming, and
litigious courts that are not workable for most homeowners.  We work to change this by
including an out of court, binding, arbitration-mediation process in current State HOA law.

Limit the amount of fees and "add-on" charges that can be assessed in the collection of
HOA debt and upon the sale of a home in an HOA (transfer fees)

Limit the ability for HOA's to foreclose on a homeowner's property for delinquent HOA
About Us
Colorado HOA Forum:  Homeowner Advocates
Red Rocks, Denver, CO
is the most significant obstacle to HOA
legislative reform in Colorado and
extraordinary influence in the Colorado
resulted in most every HOA reform Bills
being killed or watered down to them
ineffective from the home owner's