Meet Ingrid, the HOA Board President. As president, Ingrid leads the Board and is responsible for overseeing and handling many of its procedural duties. In order to succeed in this role, the Board president must be knowledgeable about the community’s CC&Rs and governing documents and understand how to run an effective meeting. He or she serves as the authority on all association rules and governing documents, and appoints committees if dictated by the bylaws. The president also leads community and association meetings, handling such responsibilities as calling the meeting to order, announcing the agenda and ensuring adherence, maintaining attendee order and decorum, proposing questions, calling for votes and announcing the results, and recognizing others to speak on the floor. Most importantly, Ingrid is responsible for developing a code of conduct within an HOA, that extends beyond the board to all community members. Establishing a code of conduct within Kohab is easy, and at top of the list states “discrimination will not be tolerated. For more information, check out Code of Ethics ohttps://www.echo-ca.org/article/ethics-code-hoa-board-members
Meet Michael, the HOA Board Treasurer. He is responsible for the association’s funds, securities and financial records. He oversees billing, collections and disbursement of funds, and coordinates the development of the association’s proposed annual operating budget and reserve allocations. In addition, the treasurer is responsible for monitoring the budget and reporting on the association’s financial status throughout the year, as well as for overseeing year-end reporting and any required audits. In self-managed communities, in which many of the day-to-day financial responsibilities are handled by a property management company, the treasurer is responsible for ensuring that all association funds are collected, disbursed, invested and reported accurately and remain in compliance at all times with the association’s by-laws and governing documents. To Michael, we are more than a number. We are people and neighbors who deserve equal protection, access, and prioritization. Which is why Michael adopted Kohab: to provide transparency and access to financial information to all HOA members. For more information, check out the resources below:
- https://nlihc.org/resource/fair-housing-act-overview-and-challenges or https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/fair_housing_act_overview
Meet Tabitha, HOA Vice President. She shares many of the leadership and procedural duties with the president, including assuming the leadership role when the president is unable to do so. The vice president’s responsibilities include ensuring order is maintained during meetings and parliamentary procedures, ensuring a smooth flow of business and serving as an informed source about association rules, bylaws and governing documents. Tabitha’s objective is to ensure that the HOA protects all of its members, against bias, discrimination, or unfair treament. Kohab helps Tabitha provide transparency of HOA laws and ethical standards by publishing all rules and bylaws, meeting notes and decisions, and giving equal voting access to all members. For morning information,check out the Equal Opportunity Fair Housing Act: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/fair_housing_rights_and_obligations
Meet Dwight, the HOA secretary. Dwight is the glue that holds HOA boards together, they are responsible for all correspondence within an HOA. He maintains the association’s meeting minutes and official records, reviewing and updating documents as required and ensuring they are stored safely and accessible to association members. He or she is responsible for providing proper notice of meetings, as well as distributing documents, such as official records, agendas and meeting minutes, on a timely basis to association members and/or their authorized representatives. In addition, as the custodian of the association’s official records and documents, the secretary ensures the association meets all legal documentation requirements, such as annual filing deadlines. Dwight loves how seamlessly he can communicate on Kohab’s platform, delivering consistent messages and prioritization of issues throughout his HOA community. More importantly, Dwight values how transparent Kohab requires communications to be. To better understand how HOA laws provide protections to homeowners, check out :https://www.hopb.co/federal-laws
Welcome to THE NABE blog, where we will highlight issues that impact your HOA (or homeowner’s association) communities, and open a conversation that enables us to create happier and healthier neighborhoods to live in. The NABE will feature several topics, such as HOA rights, anti-discrimination practicies, board development and best practices. The NABE is developed by Kohab- the first and only online HOA management tool, that was designed to transform the way we interact within HOAs. Kohab provides a simple, digital solution that connects you to your HOA. It is designed to transform the way you manage your property and interact within your communities. At Kohab, we say our motto is “Technology with a heart.” We believe that by simplifying the HOA processes, providing transparency and accessibility to all, we can reestablish the importance of neighborhoods and community, in our modern era. We believe that ALL members of an HOA are entitled to transparency and real-time information. We believe that these are pillars of effective, thriving, and happy communities. We believe that together, we can make great things happen. Welcome to Kohab- technology with a heart, here to transform your HOA.
- The Kohab Team