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
Pennsylvania Government Portal - Search for government information by topic and agency.
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Homeowners who believe they have been discriminated against can file a complaint with this agency.
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.”
Pennsylvania Department of Justice - The office of the attorney general plays an important role in protecting the state's citizens.
Pennsylvania Department of State - Information on elections, businesses, licensing, and securities.
Find an HOA’s contact information - Homeowners can enter the name of the HOA community or subdivision to find the association’s contact information and corporation documents, such as the articles of incorporation.
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture - The agency provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency - Find solar access policies and incentives
The Disciplinary Board of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania - responsible for protecting the public by overseeing the integrity of the legal profession. Homeowners can find an attorney’s information, disciplinary history, or file a complaint.
Pennsylvania State Bar Association - obtain an attorney referral.
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network - They coordinate civil legal assistance to low income Pennsylvanians.
HOA LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Direct Link to: Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
The Pennsylvania Code - Lists all the rules, regulations, and other administrative documents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, This law protects people from housing discrimination based on “race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, use of guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals is a matter of concern of the Commonwealth.” For more information or to file a housing discrimination complaint please visit the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. The Fair Housing Act provides similar protections and is administered by HUD.
The Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act - regulates debt collection at the state level and contains provisions similar to the FDCPA. The Act is administered by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
The Uniform Condominium Act, 68 Pa.C.S. §§ 3101, et seq. governs the creation, management, and regulation of all condominium developments in the state of Pennsylvania.
The Real Estate Cooperative Act, 68 Pa.C.S. §§ 4101, et seq., recognizes and provides a legal framework relating to the general purpose of cooperative associations in Pennsylvania.
The Uniform Planned Community Act - 68 Pa.C.S. §§ 5101, et seq., includes numerous provisions governing the formation, management, powers, and operation of residential HOAs (usually called “Planned Communities” in the statute) in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988 - governs non-profits with regard to corporate structure and procedure. Most associations in Pennsylvania are organized as non-profit corporations.
American, Commonwealth and Military Flag Act of Pennsylvania signed into law on July 7, 2006.