An Opinion By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Last month, IAC published a post comparing cities and HOAs that rely heavily on fining their residents to generate cash for their communities. Today’s post follows up with an important question. Why do Libertarian-leaning think tanks express contempt and outrage about local government’s Eighth Amendment violations against its residents, yet completely ignore the same behavior committed by HOAs against its residents? City fines homeowner $30K, files Continue ReadingWhy won’t Libertarian advocacy groups speak out against HOA abuse?
By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Housing consumer and HOA reform advocates need to educate themselves about the national scourge of Civil Forfeiture abuse. Institute for Justice, a group of attorney that wage legal battles against Civil Forfeiture, defines Civil Forfeiture as: … a process through which police and prosecutors seize someone’s property and keep the proceeds for themselves, thus giving law enforcement an incentive to maximize profits rather than seek the neutral administration of Continue ReadingCan States, HOAs ignore 8th amendment of U.S. Constitution?