Homeowners Associations

Homeowners associations provide valuable opportunities for neighbors to work together toward a common goal of improving and maintaining the quality of life in their neighborhood.

What is a Homeowners Association?

Homeowners associations are formal legal entities created to maintain common areas and enforce private deed restrictions (CC&R’s). Most condominium and townhome developments, and single-family subdivisions have homeowners’ associations, which are usually created when the development is built.

Features of a Homeowners Association:
  • Membership is mandatory for all property owners within the boundaries of the development
  • Members are usually charged mandatory fees
  • Homeowners associations have the legal authority to enact and enforce maintenance and design standards in addition to those established by City ordinances
  • Homeowners associations are corporations with formal bylaws – there is usually a governing board which hires a property management company to handle maintenance and enforcement issues
  • Many homeowners associations publish a newsletter, which is sent to members at the association’s expense.

The Public Affairs Department offers a variety of resources and networking opportunities for homeowner and neighborhood associations to organize and build connections within the community.

Grant Program


The Lacey City Council wishes to encourage neighborhood activities that foster community pride, expand community involvement, and beautify the city. To facilitate this initiative, the City Council implemented the Lacey Neighborhood Grant Program (LNGP) and has allocated $60,000 to this program, to improving our area neighborhoods. 

The LNGP is now available to both formally recognized HOA’s and informal neighborhoods located in the Lacey city limits. Neighborhoods may submit applications in these categories:

  • Neighborhood Beautification
  • Safe Neighborhoods & Disaster Preparedness
  • Environmental Sustainability & Resiliency
  • Board Education & Organization Development
  • Compassion
  • Neighborhood Art & Monument Structures
  • National Night Out Community Events

To learn more about Eligibility Requirements and Program Guidelines please carefully review the

Lacey Neighborhood Grant Program Overview & Guidelines

The 2024 Lacey Neighborhood Grant Program application period has closed.

2024 Grant Application Schedule
Application Deadline: March 31, 2024
Notice of Funding: Week of April 22 – 26, 2024

Meetings & HOA Academy


Representatives from all homeowner and neighborhood associations are invited to attend community resource meetings sponsored by the City of Lacey.

Meetings are held on a quarterly basis with a variety of topics presented. Check back soon for the schedule of the 2024 quarterly meetings!


HOA Academy registration is closed and full as of Tuesday, May 26th.

The 2024 South Sound HOA Acadamy is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, from 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. at the Lacey Community Center. Attendee check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

The City of Lacey hosts an annual Homeowners Association (HOA) Academy each year for HOA board members and management companies in Lacey, Lacey’s Urban Growth Area (UGA), and other neighborhoods throughout the south sound.

This conference-style event features presentations from experts in their field to help you navigate your responsibilities as a board member and manage a successful HOA. This year’s Academy will feature classes on the following topics:

  • Stormwater Facility Maintenance Requirements & Water Resources
  • Rules for an Effective Association
  • Budget Planning for the Year
  • A Look at New HOA Legislation
  • Best Practices for Enforcing CC&Rs
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Emergency Management Planning
  • Plats & Plans – Learn Who’s Responsible for What

Contact: Jenny Bauersfeld, Community Relations Specialist | jenny.bauersfeld@cityoflacey.org | 360.438.2621



The Neighborhood Associations Directory is a resource booklet containing information on neighborhood and homeowner associations, both active and inactive, within Lacey’s corporate limits and Urban Growth Area (UGA).

Information in this directory is updated by the Public Affairs Department.

To request a copy of the directory, submit a Public Records Request.

Note: Information contained in this directory is not intended for commercial use.

To include or update information for your association:

Contact Public Affairs at (360) 491-3214 to request a Neighborhood Associations Update Form or simply email updated information to publicaffairs@ci.lacey.wa.us.


Locate Neighborhood Associations

A map to locate Lacey homeowner and neighborhood associations is available through this website. For additional information, please contact Lacey Public Affairs at publicaffairs@ci.lacey.wa.us or (360) 491-3214. 

View Map: Lacey Neighborhood Associations map

If you should notice any errors in our mapping application, please notify us at publicaffairs@ci.lacey.wa.us.

Department Contact
Jenny Bauersfeld

Community Relations Specialist

TEL: 360-438-2621

EMAIL: jenny.bauersfeld@cityoflacey.org

Public Affairs

phone: 360-491-3214

M-F: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm