Sunday, December 20, 2009

How To Start A Neighborhood Association

A Neighborhood Association is a group of neighbors working together to build a stronger neighborhood. This article outlines the basic steps required to start an effective neighborhood association.

What you need to do to get started

The first place to begin is with your city government. Many cities have a neighborhood relations department that can provide you with help on regulations and valuable information (including guides on setting up a neighborhood association) to ease the process of starting a neighborhood association. Some cities even provide grants to help start a neighborhood association.

Core Group Determines the Issues, Concerns, and Needs

After you have researched any requirements mandated by your local city government, create a small core group of neighbors and friends and inventory the neighborhood to identify and determine what are the primary issues that people care about.

Every neighborhood association is different—Some start in response to one particular issue or crisis such as a redevelopment or an increase in crime. Others are more general in nature and are structured around many different issues.

In either case, you will want to represent all of the people in your neighborhood.

(There's a lot more to starting a neighborhood association. The rest of the information can be found at: )

1 comment:

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