Can an HOA Hand Over Residents’ Email Addresses?
-by Alana Ashby
The Homeowner’s Association is not authorized to share, distribute, or publish private information to the public relating to its members.
Most states’ nonprofit codes will advise what personal contact records an HOA is obligated to keep. In some states, the HOA is only required to maintain the name and address for each member. Most HOAs also collect emails and phone numbers for efficient communication. This information should never be distributed to third parties without each members’ specific consent.
Statutes will specify that member contact information may not be used to solicit money or property, for commercial purposes, or sold to or purchased by any person. State law also limits the nature of the contact information and how it is shared among neighbors.
Alana Ashby, CMCA and owner of AMI, helped to establish and served as a Board Member for Community Associations Institute (CAI) Idaho Chapter. Alana has extensive experience in all aspects of financial management, real estate development and management, as well as negotiation.
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