AZHOC - Arizona Homeowners Coalition
Voice for homeowner rights and justice.

Our Story

Who We Are.

Dennis Legere Principal Advocate

Our Mission

 To advocate, protect, support and advance the best interests and rights of all Common Interest Community members.

Our Vision

To Restore, Defend and Protect the Constitutional and Common Law Rights of Owners in Common Interest Communities.

To level the playing field through checks and balances; and to Empower Owners or designated representatives to hold the Association Boards and their Supporting industries accountable to the law and the community governing documents.

Arizona Homeowners Coalition (AZHOC)

Arizona Home Owners Coalition (AZHOC) is a Statewide Community of both individual and collective home and unit owners working towards making HOAs in Arizona the best communities they can be. Like them or hate them — they are not going away… all we can all do is work to make them places where we can all live together peaceably.

AZHOC’s primary objective is to encourage and enhance Education, Accountability, Transparency, and Responsibility to the Duties and Obligations of both home owners and association board members in Common Interest Communities. The more they operate with complete transparency and actively encourage and welcome the input and participation of their members, Associations become more self-protecting and self-regulating, avoiding the power struggles and abuse that unfortunately is far too common in these type of communities.

AZHOC believes that each and every Association member has the right to have their VOICE HEARD by their respective Association Board of Directors. We believe that covenants created to establish these communities should not be allowed to infringe on the basic constitutional rights endowed to all US citizens as held and defined by the US Supreme Court.

This includes being RESPECTED as an OWNER, and to be treated EQUALLY AND FAIRLY by the Boards and Property Management and other service providers for the community. We also believe that homeowners need to respect the volunteer board members that are truly trying to do the best they can to serve and represent their communities as a whole. These board members are homeowners just like you. You may not agree with a decision but as long as that decision is made in the best interest of the community and its members as a whole then that is the prerogative that you empowered that board to make. Board members that act only in their own interest or in the interest of a small portion of the community membership have no place in HOA governance and need to be removed from their position on the board.

AZHOC’s goal is to provide the necessary Education, Training and Legislative Advocacy for the home and unit owners that has been so desperately needed, to ensure that the members of these communities are empowered to participate in their community governance and help determine what is best for their community.

AZHOC will educate Association members about their individual and collective rights, as granted by the State Statutes and by the Association Governing Documents (CC&R and Rules and Regulations), reinforced by common and case law throughout this country.

WE are HERE for YOU, and You alone. We will accept no support or contributions from anyone other than homeowners in Arizona.

Make the CHOICE to be part of the Arizona Homeowners Coalition and help us help the 3.5 million other homeowners in this state.

The Arizona Homeowners Coalition and the AZHOA Homeowner Advocate are not attorneys and do not provide legal advice of any kind. While we may advise you based on our knowledge of the law and experience, you may not use that advice as legal advice in any matter. Please consult an attorney if you are contemplating any legal action.

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History of AZHOC

Arizona Homeowners Coalition (AZHOC) was created by a group of individuals in 2016 after being approached by a Senator over the rising concerns of Association members regarding the loss of property and other rights; and the abusive practices experienced by the Home and Unit owners within their Associations.

During the summer of 2016, the Senator convened an HOA Workgroup made up of legislative HOA Advocates and concerned Association members experiencing serious conflicts and disputes with the governance of their Community or Condominium Association.

Then at the end of the year the workgroup organized into the Arizona Homeowners Coalition (AZHOC). AZHOC has several individual lobbyists that are duly registered with the Secretary of State who now actively support and promote the collective goals of AZHOC, via proposed new legislation to correct industry directed legislation from the past and to actively counter and oppose any new legislation that is intended to limit the rights of homeowners. This was a historical event in Arizona as there has never been a formal organization with lobbyists that represents the interests of the individual home and unit owner members prior to the existence of AZHOC.

In 2017 we incorporated as a non-profit corporation with membership dues and a board of Directors, but the burdens and cost of incorporation diminished our ability to help homeowners and we decided to return to an unincorporated but dedicated group of homeowners, retaining our active lobbyists and our legislative proposals and outreach. We developed this web site as the primary teaching tool and reach out tool to get to all of you. While we accept financial contribution from homeowners willing to support the work of this organization, those funds will not be used in any way in our lobbying effort and applied exclusively to the maintenance and upkeep of this web site and to the support the work of the Arizona Homeowners Coalition in helping all of you.

Jill Schweitzer was one of the original members of the HOA workgroup who AZHOC considers as one of its original Founders. She passed away unexpectedly in October 2016. To honor her memory, we have dedicated our Legislative actions by creating “Jills Action Alerts”.

Jill’s Action Alerts shall be a reminder of her perseverance and shall be a Legacy of her Life’s Work. It shall serve as a beacon of hope that AZHOC shall persevere in seeking the changes that she would have fought for.