Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find answers to common questions below.


What is a neighborhood association?

A neighborhood association is a group of neighbors and business owners who work together for changes and improvements such as neighborhood safety, beautification and social activities. They reinforce rules and regulations through education, peer pressure and by looking out for each other.


What is the difference between a homeowners association (HOA) and a neighborhood association?

The term neighborhood association is sometimes incorrectly used instead of homeowners association. … HOAs often own and maintain common property, such as recreational facilities, parks, and roads, whereas neighborhood associations are focused on general advocacy and community events.


What are Boise neighborhood associations?

Neighborhood planning is a collaboration between the city and neighborhood associations to guide the future of Boise’s neighborhoods. Boise uses a Geographic Area Planning (GAP) program that assigns city planners to specific neighborhoods so they are familiar with the unique issues facing each area.

The goal for these associations is to put work into their communities to create vibrant and thriving neighborhoods that increase the livability for their residents.