Condo HOA residents tired of getting the (parking) boot

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communties   Every few weeks, we see a report of aggressive enforcement of parking restrictions at association-governed communities. The latest report comes from the Denver metro area. Denver7 local news reports that residents of Lakes at Dune Park (Commerce City) and Columbine Lake (Arapahoe County), have been getting the boot from a towing contractor hired by their condo HOAs. Park It Right works with both associations to enforce parking restrictions Continue ReadingCondo HOA residents tired of getting the (parking) boot

In this Texas HOA, working class residents feel unwelcome

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This is another crazy HOA with #StupidRules. According to a report from ABC 13 Eyewitness News, Summerwood HOA in Houston has a rule against parking any work or commercial use vehicles in the driveway of a home. That’s a huge deal for Joey Albritton, a very busy plumber by trade. His work van is too large to fit in the garage, but the HOA won’t allow him to park Continue ReadingIn this Texas HOA, working class residents feel unwelcome

Why did HOA tow resident’s car while he was on vacation?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Another day, another crazy rule in HOA-ville. What is it about homeowners’ associations and parking restrictions? Here’s another example of a rule against parking in the street in front of your own home. According to homeowner Cecilio Nazareno, in an interview with ABC News 10 (San Diego), since 2005, the Rolling Hills Ranch Community Association has had no problem with him parking his BMW on the street in Continue ReadingWhy did HOA tow resident’s car while he was on vacation?

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