HOA Homefront is a syndicated weekly column that educates the public on issues pertaining to California residents living in common interest developments, their boards of directors, and community association managers. HOA Homefront is published in over a dozen Southern California newspapers.

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Harassment and Handicapped Parking Questions

Harassment and Handicapped Parking Questions

A homeowner in our HOA (he might have a form of mental illness) is said to have harassed a new homeowner couple based on his objection to their interracial marriage.
Some homeowners are asking the board to take action against the harassment, they claim cases like this have been ruled to be a HOA responsibility. I am looking at it as a dispute between two homeowners, a case for the police to settle or by dispute resolution.

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Why Not Hire Our Neighbor?

Why Not Hire Our Neighbor?

A very common temptation in the HOA is to hire one of the members or a tenant to work for the association. The arguments often are that the resident or member is known to all, offering a discount, and knows the property well. Some HOAs even hire a resident to manage the association.

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