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Experts agree: restrictive covenants, a foundation for HOAs, perpetuate housing segregation

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

A new research project at Augsburg University, Minneapolis, dubbed Mapping Prejudice, is combing through old deed restrictions to identify racial restrictions that were legal before 1968. 745 more words

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Will FEMA help rebuild Florida's waterfront condos?

Hurricane Irma floods condo in Jacksonville, waves destroy foundation

Readers have been contacting me, wondering if FEMA will help homeowners, condominium, or cooperative associations rebuild after two major hurricanes (Harvey and Irma) have devastated communities in Florida, Southeast Texas, and portions of Louisiana. 1,072 more words

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Florida HOAs dealing with hardship and damage following Hurricane Irma

Homeowners and residents are picking up the pieces after Irma barreled through the entire state of Florida. Damage is widespread throughout the Sunshine State.

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities… 922 more words

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Rockhill HOA orders homeowners to remove child's playhouse from backyard

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Here we go again. Another HOA dispute over a child’s playhouse. Rockhill HOA, Blue Springs, Missouri, insists that the charming pink structure, tucked away in the back yard of the Goolsby family, must be removed. 1,031 more words

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Stopping a condo to apartment deconversion is challenging

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

A controversy brewing in Chicago provides more evidence that the market for association-governed housing is on the decline, especially condominiums. 754 more words
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Spike in HOA foreclosures - implications for legislative change

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

The subject of foreclosure by association-governed communities is getting substantial attention in the past year or two, and that’s a good thing. 2,842 more words

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HOA, Condo, Co-op Legislative Highlights (Sept 2017)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

 

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California residents of common interest developments have moved one step closer toward upholding their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and assembly.  1,289 more words

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