What legal power does a homeowners organization have?
The charter of a Home Owner Association (HOA) usually states the
powers, but, in general, the HOA is a collective entity that is
established in part to protect the mutual interests of the members
against violations. The association may have legal standing to be
heard in any zoning or building case that relates to property of
the members individually, the HOA common ownership, or any abutting
property to that of the association.