Neighborhood associations build stronger neighbor relationships, advocate for positive change in the area and establish an organized voice in city government. A city neighborhood association is a volunteer-based group of homeowners, renters, apartment dwellers, and representatives from businesses, churches, and schools in a defined neighborhood boundary who organize to improve conditions in the neighborhood. Neighborhood Associations consist of your neighbors, family, friends, and community. When you start a neighborhood association, the people in your neighborhood get a chance to decide what needs to be done and work together to make it happen. A group that represents the community will have the stability, credibility, and political clout to be an effective force for a better neighborhood.