HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION INFORMATION
The information provided by HOPB is for educational purposes only and it's not meant to provide or to be construed as legal advice. Any legal questions, should be directed to your attorney. We cannot respond to questions regarding the law.
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & RESOURCES
Illinois Attorney General - The office of the attorney general plays an important role in protecting the state's citizens.
Illinois Disability Rights Bureau - The Bureau enforces state and federal laws that “protect the rights of people with disabilities to equal access to buildings, housing and services, including the Environmental Barriers Act.” If you believe that you have been discriminated against due to a disability, you can file a discrimination complaint with this Agency.
Office of the Secretary of State - Information on elections, businesses, licensing, and securities.
HOA Corporate Information Search - In Illinois, most homeowners’ associations and condominiums are incorporated as non-profit corporations. Thus, homeowners can find an association’s corporate status, registered agent’s information, and list of board members and officers by conducting a search under the name of the community or development.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)- Is the federal agency “responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws.”
Illinois Department of Human Rights - Responsible for administering the Illinois Human Rights Act which prohibits discrimination with respect to public accommodations, housing and sexual harassment. For more information on filing a housing discrimination complaint visit the department’s website.
Illinois Department of Agriculture - The agency provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues.
PRIVATE SECTOR RESOURCES
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency - Find solar access policies and incentives
HOA LAWS AND RESOURCES
Illinois Administrative Code - Search the Administrative Code using keyword(s).
Illinois Human Rights Act - 775 ILCS 5 - This law protects people from housing discrimination based on race, sex, pregnancy, disability, nationality, religion, color or familial status. For more information or to file a housing discrimination complaint please visit the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
Illinois Common Interest Community Association Act - 765 ILCS 160 - The Act regulates the operation and management of non-condo common interest community associations (CICA’s or HOA’s) that have at least 11 private residences and annually collects more than $100,000 from its members (765 ILCS 160/1-75).
Illinois Condominium Property Act - 765 ILCS 605 - All condominium developments in the state of Illinois are regulated by this Act.
Homeowners' Energy Policy Statement Act - 765 ILCS 165
General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986 - 805 ILCS 105 - The Act regulates HOAs that have been incorporated, have 10 units or less, or if their annual budget is $100,000 or less, unless a majority of their directors elect to be governed by the Illinois Common Interest Community Association Act.
HELP FOR CONDOMINIUM, COOPERATIVE AND HOA OWNERS
Homeowners can find information and assistance by visiting the Illinois Condominium & Common Interest Community Ombudsperson. The office provides information to owners, condominium and common interest community associations. Before filing a complaint with your homeowners’ association, please read the the Association Complaint Procedure.