Delaware Villages of Five Points HOA bullies local library

  By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   You’ve probably noticed that HOAs across the U.S. tend to hate Little Libraries. HOA restrictions rarely allow a homeowner to keep one. But today’s post shares an HOA vs. Little Library story with a twist. The Cape Gazette just published two articles about the Villages of Five Points HOA in Lewes, Delaware. The HOA reportedly has a history of opposing new development near its community, including a proposed Continue ReadingDelaware Villages of Five Points HOA bullies local library

More homeowners stand up against HOA bullies and abuse

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Updated July 6, 2018   10:06 P.M. Continuing in the spirit of Independence Day, today’s post highlights three examples of homeowners fighting back against nasty neighbors and HOA board members. How do they do it? In all three cases, instead of cowering in fear, these homeowners expose abusive, HOA bully behavior to the public.   Veteran says flag dispute with HOA forced him to sell home Wednesday, July 4th Continue ReadingMore homeowners stand up against HOA bullies and abuse

New details released surrounding NC HOA racial profiling incident

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Last week Jasmine Abhulimen, a North Carolina resident of Glenridge community, posted a video of one of then HOA board member Adam Bloom, who called the local police because he did not believe Abhulimen was a resident with the right to use the community’s private pool. Because she and her son were the only black people at the pool, and Bloom did not ask anyone else to show their Continue ReadingNew details released surrounding NC HOA racial profiling incident

How HOA bullies – and bystanders – create harmful neighborhood conflict

Photo: Neil Brooks with dog Sam (photo supplied and used with permission) By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities I recently heard from a former association-governed community homeowner in Colorado, Neil Brooks. Unfortunately, Neil was recently diagnosed with an incurable type of heart failure, as well as an untreatable form of pulmonary hypertension. “There are no (proven safe and effective) treatments for either the kind of heart failure or the kind of PH I’m diagnosed with,” says Continue ReadingHow HOA bullies – and bystanders – create harmful neighborhood conflict