Regarding the Aug. 7-8 series “HOAs from Hell,” I am disheartened by the seemingly extensive efforts by the author to dig up the worst stories possible regarding homeowner associations.
What your paper did not mention is that Americans living in HOAs again this year told independent pollsters that they are overwhelmingly satisfied with their communities.
The 2016 survey conducted by Zogby Analytics for the Foundation for Community Association Research affirms findings from five surveys over the last 11 years. By large majorities, residents rate their overall community experience as positive or, at worst, neutral.
The findings refute the unfounded and unsubstantiated myth that the community association model is failing to serve the best interests of Americans who live in common-interest communities. For the majority of Americans, their home is their single largest investment.
Your choice to attack the community association housing model with anecdotal horror stories is a disturbing attempt to instill fear and unrest in your readers.
Community Associations Institute will continue to inspire enlightened leadership and responsible, engaged citizenship-ideals, reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home.
Chief Executive Officer
Community Associations Institute
Falls Church, Va.
Admin comment: a.k.a. Head in Sand. Overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
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