Want to Share Your Story From the HOA Trenches?

Do you have a story to tell?

Independent American Communities

By Deborah Goonan

Quite often I hear from readers who have an issue or problem in their homeowners’ or condominium association. Some of them consider taking their story to news media, hoping that shedding public light on their situation will convince their Board to come to its senses.

But many others fear that if they publicize their issue, they will face retaliation of some kind. Maybe the Board will suddenly start sending violation notices to a homeowner, threatening to fine them for minor issues. Maybe the Board will make false statements in the HOA newsletter, giving all residents impression that an owner that dares to asks questions is nothing but a troublemaker. Perhaps publicizing the name of the Association will deter buyers, making it difficult to sell the home and move elsewhere. Some owners fear for their personal safety.

The nature of HOA issues can be very complex. If an…

View original post 304 more words


Public Comment policy: all comments subject to review. Please keep comments respectful. To send a private message, please use the feedback form instead.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.