Our Rossmoor - A Great Place To Live Since 1957

Not An HOA – Were an RHA

What’s the difference?
 
An HOA is distinctly different from us — We are a non-profit community association, established to support the community and our members as a whole. 
 
The main difference: an HOA, is an organization tasked by deed with managing the affairs of a real estate development owned by multiple parties, such as a planned development, condominium development or townhome complex. 
 
HOAs are responsible for tasks such as ensuring building/facility maintenance, keeping common areas safe and beautified, deciding on whether to pursue larger renovation projects, and drafting/enforcing the complex’s rules and regulations (like what color homes and be panted, how high the hedges or mailboxes can be, and if you can have signs in your yard).
 
The RHA however, is a community group that was originally formed by residents who came together to better the quality of resident lives — both social and real property. 
 
Community groups, like the RHA, include anyone in the greater community with an interest in the value of the community’s real estate and people, including area businesses and individuals who aren’t (yet?) homeowners.
 
OurRossmoor’s community group, the RHA, came into being in 1957 when the first residents moved into Rossmoor, six or seven years before the now formalized concept of an HOA was introduced by K&B in Orange County, California (see side note). 
 
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What We Do For Rossmoor

As a non-profit volunteer community group whose members choose to pay annual dues to fund the organization, we are in an unique position. since we have no paid staff or a physical office (meaning very low overhead) we are both flexible and virtual.  We use our member dues and sponsor funds to put on events like the annual Rossmoor Graduation Parade, help sponsor the CSD’s summer Rossmoor Family Festivals, and Winter Festival for our community. We also welcome the teachers and staff at the four Rossmoor elementary schools back  to school each fall. This small token of appreciation of the people who teach and care for our kids each day, means a lot to them and we are so glad to be able to do it.

And the most important thing we do for Rossmoor  is we help build and strengthen the Rossmoor Community fiber though our Neighborhood Watch program, annual events and celebrations and communications with Rossmoor residents and the various governmental agencies, districts, and commissions that serve our community.

 

Rossmoor Homeowners Association - We'Re Not An Hoa - We'Re An Rha
Rossmoor Homeowners Association - Serving Rossmoor Residents Since 1957

 

Side Note: K&B the developers of the project recognized they needed a body that would manage and care for the common properties within the community after the development was completed. 

The Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) were created to do just that (so K&B could then walk away and not have to manage the ongoing upkeep, etc.). 

These CC&Rs typically go into place before any properties are sold in the development and create the HOA that manages the services and collects the monthly assessments from the property owners. These CC&Rs along with the monthly assessments are part of the property deed and are required. 

Isn’t it nice that Our Rossmoor community is free from these kinds of restrictions and rules? It’s just one more reason that Rossmoor is a great place to live!

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