Title

Homeowners Associations and the Demand for Local Land Use Regulation

Abstract

Residents pay into Homeowners Associations (HOAs) to exert greater control over service provision, their properties and those of their neighbors. HOAs enforce restrictions governing land use within their boundaries, but theory is ambiguous about their impact on public land use. By combining two novel data sets on Florida HOAs and municipal regulations, we examine how HOAs affect public land use regimes for 232 cities. We find that the prevalence of HOAs is positively associated with a propensity for regulation, as are newer and bigger HOAs. Also, HOAs are positively associated with land use techniques that direct development through incentives, rather than mandates.

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date

8-1-2013

Publication Title

Journal of Regional Science

Department

Economics

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1111/j.1467-9787.2012.00783.x

Notes

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Keywords

Homeowners associations, Private government, Land use regulation

Language

English

Format

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