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Local media, neighbors help homeowners in violation of HOA, City codes

  By Deborah Goonan,  Independent American Communities More good news this week, and updates on some earlier posts on IAC. The following three updates remind readers

Jail time for peeling paint: punitive HOA “values” shape Lancaster’s code enforcement

  By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   When did it become a crime to be retired and poor? Or working poor? Or an older

Arrest handcuff fraud theft

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

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This month’s roundup: light sentences and no jail for convicted HOA embezzlers; an affordable housing developer disappears with deposit

Why do cities allow construction of condos, homes over abandoned underground mines?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities (IAC) It seems that about once a week I read at least one report of relatively new homes or

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