Homeowner wins HOA battle after neighbors offer support

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A Nevada HOA says that a Vietnam veteran, Neil Johnson, can keep his patriotic van parked in his driveway. The Palm Hills HOA community, Henderson, NV, enforces rules that prohibit commercial vehicles parked in driveways. Johnson’s van is painted with stars and stripes of the American flag. In March, Palm Hills classified the van as a commercial vehicle, and issued multiple parking citations. The HOA also threatened to tow Continue ReadingHomeowner wins HOA battle after neighbors offer support

GA law enables HOA fines, threat of foreclosure over wounded Veteran’s placement of trash can

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   This is a REPOST of blog originally published December 11, 2016. Readers have been contacting me about this outrageous HOA horror story from Gwinnett County, Georgia. How can Chandler Grove HOA fine, lien, and threaten to foreclose on the home of a wounded Veteran, recipient of a Purple Heart, father of two children, over such petty offenses? The answer is because Georgia law enables this injustice. Here are Continue ReadingGA law enables HOA fines, threat of foreclosure over wounded Veteran’s placement of trash can

Wounded Veteran faces HOA fines, lien over placement of trash can

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities In 2012, Retired Sergeant Daniel Lister, his wife, and two children were thrilled to be the recipients of their 2-story brick home in Chandler Grove Homeowners Association, Gwinnett County, Georgia. The home had been donated by the Military Warriors Support Foundation and Bank of America. Four years later, Lister finds himself embroiled in a battle with his HOA over where he kept his trash can when, as an amputee, Continue ReadingWounded Veteran faces HOA fines, lien over placement of trash can

FL HOA Forecloses on Active Duty Homeowner

Shared by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Blog Originally posted on Neighbors at War by Ward Lucas Shame on the Creekside Homeowners Association in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2006, Navy gunner’s mate Mark Bryant bought a home. But that home is now owned by someone else, because the HOA foreclosed on it because Bryant hadn’t paid $750 in HOA dues. Bryant didn’t even know about the dues because he was on active duty in Bahrain. Human Continue ReadingFL HOA Forecloses on Active Duty Homeowner