Stakeholder Process to Examine Community and Homeowner Associations

Survey Results & Open Responses /  Stakeholder Meetings

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Governor vetoed HB19-1212 (Recreate Homeowners' Association Community Manager Licensing Bill).

As a result of this veto, the CAM licensing program ended at the Division of Real Estate on June 30, 2019, and the Division no longer has any jurisdiction over community association managers. The Division has ceased to enforce any licensing, investigations, insurance, and continuing education requirements in this regard.

At the Governor’s request and as per his Executive Order (Governor’s Executive Order D-2019-006 (Directing a Stakeholder Process to Examine Community and Homeowner Associations), the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), through the Division of Real Estate (Division), will be conducting a comprehensive review of existing and potential laws and recommend strategies to promote effective and efficient regulation of Community Association Managers (CAMs) and Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs).

Specifically, the Governor has requested information and recommendations on the following:

  1. The licensure of CAMs, considering recommendations from the 2017 DORA sunset report, and whether licensure is needed to protect consumer safety and is cost-effective;
  2. Approaches that improve transparency among HOAs;
  3. Methods to reduce costs and improve the transparency of HOA fees and fee schedules; and
  4. Strategies to promote homeowner rights and consumer protections through an evaluation of the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act and other related acts or rules.

Stakeholder Process to Examine Community and Homeowner Associations 

A stakeholder survey was conducted in order to gather information for use as a basis in discussions at the stakeholder meetings. Over 500 stakeholders responded to the survey providing input, suggestions and recommendations. Additionally, the Division received approximately 100 open responses from stakeholders. The survey results, open responses, and information gathered at the stakeholder meetings will then be considered by the Division for use in its final report and recommendations to the Governor’s Office.

Community and Homeowner Association Stakeholder Meetings 

The in-person attendance for all of the meetings is FULL. If you do not receive an in-person attendance invitation by email for any of the meetings, you can then only attend by signing up for the Webinar at the links below.

Meetings will be shown by Webinar, you can register below:

Wednesday, August 14th, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Meeting Topic: The licensure of CAMs, and whether licensure is needed to protect consumer safety and is cost-effective.

Thursday, August 29th, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Meeting Topic: Approaches that improve transparency among HOAs.

Thursday, September 12th, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Meeting Topic: Methods to reduce costs and improve the transparency of HOA fees and fee schedules.

Tuesday, October 8th, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Meeting Topic: Strategies to promote homeowner rights and consumer protections through an evaluation of the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act and other related acts or rules.

Change in Venue for the October 8, 2019 Stakeholder Meeting

The last meeting to be held in this process is on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, and will be held at the Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Room 271 (the old State Library room), Denver, CO 80203.

 


Contact Information
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Division of Real Estate
1560 Broadway, Suite 925
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2166 | Fax: 303-894-2683
dora_realestate_website@state.co.us