homeowners' association

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

An organization made up of neighbors concerned with managing the common areas of a subdivision or condominium complex. These associations take on issues such as garden, pool, and fence maintenance; noise abatement; snow removal; parking areas; repairs; and dues. The homeowners' association is also responsible for enforcing any covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) that apply to the property.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.