FL HOA shows no compassion for woman in search of kidney donor

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Here’s another report of a homeowners’ association that seems to value property more than people. Imagine how you would feel if you or a loved one were in need of a kidney transplant. You’d probably make every effort to find a donor, right? Gabi Morales and her mother, Tammi Morales, had an advertising sign made for their car, directing possible donors to Gabi’s Facebook page and email. The sign Continue ReadingFL HOA shows no compassion for woman in search of kidney donor

Poinciana continues battle for independence

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities It has been almost three years since Poinciana completed a feasibility study on incorporating as a city. At that time, a group of residents hoped that elected state and county leaders (Osceola and Polk Counties) would allow for a Referendum vote on the issue at the next general election. But in November 2015, the review commission voted against moving forward with a Referendum for the fourth year in a Continue ReadingPoinciana continues battle for independence

HOAs are built on foundation of property values, not social values

HOA governance does not value kindness, or even people By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Once in a while, I read an Editorial about association-governed communities (homeowner associations or HOAs) that just begs for a response. From Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Kristen DeBoy Caminiti, a social worker turned stay-at-home parent, and founder of Crofton is Kind, writes a passionate plea for HOAs to operate with more common sense, and with an emphasis on the people Continue ReadingHOAs are built on foundation of property values, not social values

HOA – Golf community updates (April 2017)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Leaders of move to buy Club West golf course abandon their effort (AZ) By Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive Editor Mar 7, 2017 (Ahwatukee Foothills News) Save Club West has thrown in the towel. Blaming apathy among Club West’s 2,550 households, the group’s leader told supporters in an email on Monday, March 6, that it has abandoned its effort to find homeowners who would invest between approximately $8,000 and $13,500 Continue ReadingHOA – Golf community updates (April 2017)