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Professional Management Development Program 



June 4, 2018

Your association should make every effort to work with homeowners who are having problems paying their assessments. But sometimes people get behind anyway. Your association should adhere to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), and not harass homeowners for unpaid assessments.

Community associations are required to collect assessments, which many state and federal courts consider to be debts. The FDCPA requires those who collect debts from individuals-like homeowners in a community association-to refrain from tactics that might be considered invasive. The FDCPA prohibits the association from:
* Harassing 
* Threatening violence or harm
* Publishing names of owners who are delinquent or refuse to pay
* Rrepeated phone calls
* Making false statements
* Misrepresenting the amount owed
* Depositing a post-dated check early
* Threatening to take legal action when we don't really mean it
* Providing personal information to anyone else without permission

The FDCPA also requires the association to notify a homeowner in writing about delinquent assessments. This correspondence must state that it is an attempt to collect a debt, include the amount of the debt and the association's name, and it must state that the homeowner has 30 days to dispute the debt in writing. If an association violates any of these stipulations, it could be liable to the homeowner for damages, attorneys' fees, and court costs.

For more information about the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, visit the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information page at www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0149-debt-collection.


Stephanie Ferrante
Chapter Executive Director
Greater Houston Chapter Community Associations Institute
9610 Long Point, Suite 330
Houston, Texas 77055
713-784-5462
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Professional Management Development Program 
M-350: Manager and the Law
Thursday, June 7- Friday, June 8, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Hilton Houston Westchase 
9999 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77042
Learn how to manage effectively in the legal environment. 
Meet and Greet
Sponsored by The Urban Foresters
Thursday, June 7, 2018 5:00 PM - ???
Hilton Houston Westchase - Rio Ranch Lounge
9999 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77042
Join the students after class for a relaxing Meet and Greet.  Everyone is welcome. 
Chapter Education
Reserve Studies
Sponsored by:  Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson P.C. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

Houston Hilton Westchase

9999 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas  77042

How prepared are you financially to ensure the value of your community assets? 

Presented by: Rob Felix, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, RS, The Felix Reserve Group 

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Take a Manager to Lunch
Sponsored by Sweetwater Pools, Inc.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Chapter Education
Communications and Habits
Sponsored by:  Hughes Superior Wash

Thursday, August 2, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

Houston Hilton Westchase

9999 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas  77042

How your words can be misconstrued.

How to make your words count.

Learn about habits that can make you a better HOA Manager. 

Presented by: Criag Huntington, Alliance Association Financial Services

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Save the Date - Legal Seminar

Friday, September 21, 2018

Save the Date - Trade Show 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Trade Show booths and sponsorships available now. 

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Save the Date - Octoberfest

Friday, October 26, 2018

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Houston, Texas  77055
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