The Neighborhood Services Department helps residents form neighborhood organizations with goal of engaging, and improving neighborhoods. Organizations represent their area and foster a spirit of community. There are 3 types of neighborhood organizations:
Homeowner Association (HOA)
Homeowner’s association can be mandatory as part of the initial restrictions of the neighborhood or can be formed voluntarily by concerned residents. Much can be accomplished by HOAs including: maintaining the common area landscaping, cleaner appearance of the neighborhood, special events for the neighborhood, and increased safety. The Neighborhood Toolkit can assist in getting started with forming an HOA.
Public Improvement District (PID)
A PID is a defined geographical area established to provide specific types of improvements or maintenance. These improvements includelandscape maintenance along rights-a-way, landscape irrigation service, common property decorative fencing, signs, and street lighting, and park and playground maintenance service are financed by an tax assessment paid by the the property owners within the area. Click here to learn more about starting a PID in your neighborhood as well as currently established PIDs in Cedar Hill.
Crime Watch Group
The Cedar Hill Police Department partners with neighborhoods to establish these groups. Click to visit the CHPD page to learn more.