Laws alone won’t change hearts of your HOA neighbors

Disability person in wheelchair

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities . Sadly, once again, I’m seeing reports of homeowners associations denying disabled residents the right to safely enjoy their homes. The latest reports come to us from Tennessee, where residents from two HOA-governed communities have filed complaints with the Tennessee Fair Housing Council (TFHC). Veteran, amputee denied wheelchair ramps by his HOA News Channel 5 and The Tennessean report that the Meadows of Seven Points HOA (Hermitage) ordered William Continue ReadingLaws alone won’t change hearts of your HOA neighbors

Laws alone won’t change hearts of your HOA neighbors

Disability person in wheelchair

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Sadly, once again, I’m seeing reports of homeowners associations denying disabled residents the right to safely enjoy their homes. The latest reports come to us from Tennessee, where residents from two HOA-governed communities have filed complaints with the Tennessee Fair Housing Council (TFHC). Veteran, amputee denied wheelchair ramps by his HOA News Channel 5 and The Tennessean report that the Meadows of Seven Points HOA (Hermitage) ordered William and Continue ReadingLaws alone won’t change hearts of your HOA neighbors

Disabled Vet sues City of Colorado Springs, his HOA and management company

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   According to a report in The Gazette, disabled veteran Chris Sweeney is fed up. For four years, Sweeney has been navigating his wheelchair over and around blocked and broken sidewalks with missing curb cuts. But even after numerous reports and complaints have been filed, no one has been willing to own most of the problems, and take steps necessary to bring the Stetson Hills community up to federal Continue ReadingDisabled Vet sues City of Colorado Springs, his HOA and management company

Viriginia Beach community displays the mean side of beach condo living

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Ever dream of owning a condo by the beach, spending your Golden Years enjoying the sand and surf? What if you paid big money for your retirement dream home by the sea, but your access to the beach was blocked by a sand dune? And what if the condo association and its management company failed to address the problem? Such is the case alleged by 4 homeowners at Bays Continue ReadingViriginia Beach community displays the mean side of beach condo living