Elderly Man’s Home Seized by NC HOA

This is the kind of thing that blackens the eye of the typical Homeowners Association in HOA Amerika. Homeowners Associations seem to have a special fondness for seizing the homes of the elderly. Old people usually don’t have the money or the will to fight back. And a simple misunderstanding of a homeowner’s obligations leads, not to compassion, but to the kind of fascist actions that scare the crap out of American home buyers.

A 74 year old man in the Davis Lake Community Association in Charlotte, North Carolina, tried to get some family members registered at the local clubhouse and pool, and he was refused. He quit paying dues, and ‘sure as shootin’ his house was grabbed. 

Yes, he’s going through kidney failure and frequent hospitalizations. But that’s all the more reason for Davis Lake to grab his home. Bam! They can auction it off, re-route huge legal fees to a favored law firm, and toss a few bucks into the neighborhood kitty just in time for the summer picnic.

But this 74 year old?

Toss him into the street.

He’s a bum.

(click here for WBTV story)

 

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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

1 thought on “Elderly Man’s Home Seized by NC HOA

  1. rto

    > Homeowners Associations seem to have a
    > special fondness for seizing the homes
    > of the elderly. Old people usually don’t
    > have the money or the will to fight back.

    The elderly are more likely to have paid off their mortgages, and thus have more equity to steal.

    Reply

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