screenshot-2016-09-23-14-56-20The relationship between a homeowner and their community association has been increasingly defined in litigation in recent years, due to the rapid growth of common interest communities and the issues being presented to the courts.  The community association is usually an incorporated entity operating under corporate nonprofit status.  The community association was created by the developer/declarant for the purpose of managing the common interest community.  The community association is funded by dues or assessments contributed by the individual unit owners (or members) and is run by an Executive Board, Board of Managers, Trustees or a Board of Directors composed of unit owners who typically serve as volunteers.  The community association is a separate legal identity and may sue and be sued independent of its members.