Newspapers Covering the HOA Scam

Across the country, more and more major news agencies are either doing, or are planning extensive stories on the HOA mess. It’s more than a mess. It’s a national outrage. It perpetuates the outrageous lie that a Homeowners Association will protect your property values. Not in my experience!

Here’s the link to an excellent story beginning with the victimization of an innocent family.

(link to the Houston Press)

 

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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 “Newspapers Covering the HOA Scam

  1. tom dee

    I think that the word is getting out that Home owner associations in many cases are not dedicated people trying to make a community work. The word is apparently getting out that many are now a place to make a lot of money off people who have no way of fighting the directors. I read that one guy was on the board of directors of over 800 homeowners associations. How is an individual on over 800 boards capable of even knowing how to find the different communities much less do what is necessary to make a community function?
    I think also people can now understand that the ‘disgruntled’ homeowner is often a person being abused by the board. There are lot of people in the associations which are dedicated and they need to police out those using the associations as a plunder place.

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