And We All Give Thanks

By coincidence the celebration of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving begin in the same few hours this year. And I am thankful for all my friends in many faiths… and even those who are skeptics. But you can all have faith in this: I respect you and am thankful for all of you.

Ward Lucas

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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.

5 thoughts on “And We All Give Thanks

  1. Nila Ridings

    Thank you, Ward for publishing a book this year that exposes the truth about HOAs! The knowledge you shared on those pages educated many people. And they avoided buying into the nightmares so many of us now live.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your paper bag turkey!!!

  2. Communisty Associations Institute

    And we should all give thanks to the H.O.A. board members across the country, who volunteer their time to make their communities a better place. It is often a thankless job.

    And on this day, remember to be thankful that there are professional H.O.A. managers and H.O.A. attorneys to guide these volunteer-neighbors.

  3. Dave Russell

    I give thanks to Ward Lucas, Nila Ridings and the George Staropoli’s of the world for exposing the truth about HOA’s and the Community Association Institute.

    And on this day, remember one thing, H.O.A. attorneys and the CAI will guide your homeowners association into the gates of hell.

    1. Ward Lucas Post author

      Dave, We all give thanks for you. There’s nothing more exciting than meeting and talking with another ‘enlightened one’. Truth is the most marvelous weapon we have. And I give thanks for Evan McKenzie, the first man who woke me up, And Jan Bergemann and Beanie Adolph who helped with my continuing education, and of course Gary Solomon and Jonathan Friedrich and Jan Murray. Through the years Shu Bartholomew has kept us all on target. The list of enlightened ones is growing so long that it’s impossible to compile without leaving out some of the most important. Karin, Cynthia, Stan, Harvella, Robert, Jerry, and of course all of those brave folks behind the HOA Hall of Shame. Having spent a career in TV news, I am well acquainted with the risks taken by journalists who try to investigate and expose wrongdoing. The next few months are going to be extremely interesting as the federal trials in Nevada get underway. Look for more surprises, more names, more victims. And take heart, because Truth is a demanding Mistress. She takes no prisoners.


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