Family files human rights complaint over condo HOA rule against child’s play

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com What’s up with the South Shore Villas Condominium Association? What do they have against a 4-year-old child who loves to play outdoors in his community? WPIX11 reports that the condo association in West Babylon, Long Island, is threatening to fine Liam’s parents, Robert and Angelica Parker, for allowing him to play on the common areas. Liam is an energetic child who enjoys riding his scooter and tricycle on the Continue ReadingFamily files human rights complaint over condo HOA rule against child’s play

HOA news roundup (Aug 18, 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Debgoonan@icloud.com Highlights — and low lights — of life in HOA-ville, USA   Violence, unpredictable lawsuits, and other uncontrollable factors wreak havoc on residents.   HOA dispute turns violent (TX) Pleasant Run Estates neighborhood, in Lancaster, Texas, was recently the scene of a gun fight between the HOA President’s wife and a homeowner fighting against an assessment lien on his home. Last week, authorities arrested homeowner Kenneth Haggerty on Continue ReadingHOA news roundup (Aug 18, 2019)

HOA, condo, & co-op corruption and fraud roundup (May 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This month: An affordable housing bribery scheme; Condo election ballot fraud; one community association manager sentenced and another under investigation for massive fraud and embezzlement involving dozens of condo HOAs. Bribes for affordable co-op apartments (NY) New York District Attorney Eric Gonzalez recently indicted three women in an alleged affordable housing fraud scheme. Two co-op board members of Luna Park and office manager of Metro Management are accused of Continue ReadingHOA, condo, & co-op corruption and fraud roundup (May 2019)

How about some HOA Good News for a change?

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Every once in a while, homeowners win small victories, and finally reach the end of their HOA nightmares. It happens when good people get involved and do the right thing. Today’s post shares three rare examples of HOA good news, and a glimmer of hope for millions of other homeowners and residents stuck in HOA hell.   FL mobile home park says Catholic resident can keep her painting of Continue ReadingHow about some HOA Good News for a change?