guest blog by Deborah Goonan
Every once in a while, the unexpected happens.
Remember David Schneider, the former president of McKamy HOA, Dallas, Texas? He was the one who sued a small Jewish congregation and the owners of a home in the HOA, arguing that using the home for Jewish religious services was against HOA restrictions. The local judge dismissed that case about a month ago.
Then the City of Dallas sued the Congregation, citing city requirements to make $200,000 worth of improvements to the property in order to obtain a certificate of occupancy. Without the Certificate of Occupancy, the Congregation faces steep fines, and may be forced to find another location for worship after all.