Don’t confuse Development Districts with Special Tax Districts

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities For more than four decades, planned communities in the U.S. have funded local neighborhood services through homeowners association (HOA)

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HOAs consider infrastructure tax districts

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Across the U.S., homeowners  are considering tax districts to help them make essential repairs to their HOA infrastructure. Volunteer-led

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Passing the buck: development tax districts, HOA fees make housing unaffordable

Two recent investigative reports — one in Colorado and the other in Texas — shed light on a growing financial hardship for U.S. homeowners: developer-controlled

HOA, homeowners object to $1M tax district to pay for new road

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Sander’s Pond (MI) homeowners recently found out they might have to pay for construction of a $975,000 road, and

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