Protect our Homestead!

Our Motto:

HOA Abuse Must STOP!

Legislative Priorities

End HOA Foreclosures

Assure homeowners in HOAs the right to vote, to run for office, and fair elections.

Establish a Priority of Payment schedule so that all payments by homeowners are applied first to past due assessments, second to current assessments, lastly to just claims as the homeowner directs so that due process is employed.

Amend the Texas Open Meetings and Open Records Acts so that HOAs are subject to these acts by removing applicability criteria three (3).

HOA News Stories in Texas

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2012

New Law Change HOA Powers MyFoxDFW, January 3, 2012

2011

New HOA Laws in Texas Designed to Curb Abuses Ft Worth Star-Telegram December 27, 2011

Verdict Is In On the 'Wake Up America' Sign... The 912 Project, December 22, 2011

Appeals Court Tweaks HOA Ruling WOAI, San Antonio, December 19, 2011

William Gammon, Influential HOA Attorney, Gets Four Years for Child Porn Houston Press, December 6, 2011

Houston Attorney Gets 4 Years for Child Porn KHOU, Houston, December 6, 2011

Houston Attorney Sentenced in Child Pornography Case US Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas, Press Release, December 5, 2011

Conflicts of Interest Keep Getting More Interesting when in Parker County, Texas The 912 Project, November 23, 2011

Texas Couple Fined $7,000 for Displaying Sign Associated with Glenn Beck The Blaze, November 21, 2011

North Texas Couple Ordered to Pay $7,200 for Yard Sign WFAA, Dallas, November 18, 2011

Homeowners Sued for Political Sign MyFoxDFW, November 16, 2011

This Pig, United, Will Never Be Defeated Courthouse News Service, October 21, 2011

Man Accused of Stealing from HOA KPRC, Houston, October 10, 2011

74 Homeowner Associations Affected by CPS's $1 Million Mistake WOAI, San Antonio, September 30, 2011

CPS's $1 Million Mistake Could Cost You WOAI, San Antonio, September 29, 2011

Without Water Restrictions, Hutto Neighborhoods Nag About Lawn Care Austin American-Statesman, September 25, 2011

New Laws Give Homeowners More Rights KPRC, Houston, September 1, 2011

Spring Family Goes Whole Hog to Keep Pet Pig Houston Chronicle, August 31, 2011

Cedar Park Man Believes his HOA is Denying his Rights KVUE, Austin, August 30, 2011

Man Claims Racist Reception from Royal Oaks MyFoxHouston, July 26, 2011

Associa Launches "Associa Community Watch" Business Wire, Dallas, June 14, 2011

State Backs Right to Fly 'Old Glory' Houston Chronicle, June 13, 2011

Ousted HOA President Demands Millions WOAI, San Antonio, June 7, 2011

Homes in Gated Community Burglarized KPRC, Houston, June 2, 2011

Houston Marine Awaits Victory in HOA Flagpole Battle KHOU, Houston, June 1, 2011

Bob the Builder's DNA Soils House Floor Where HOA Reform Was DOA Lobby Watch, June 1, 2011

HOA Threatens to Sue Possom Kingdom Wildfire Survivor WFAA, Dallas, May 30, 2011

Pasadena Association Sues Over Exterior House Paint Ultimate Pasadena, May 30, 2011

Senator John Carona Defends Controversial HOA Rule WFAA, Dallas, May 26, 2011

Lawmaker: Builder Hurt HOA Bill Houston Chronicle, May 24, 2011

Major HOA Bill Dies in House Dallas Morning News, May 24, 2011

William Gammon, Prominent HOA Attorney, Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges Houston Press, May 23, 2011

HOA Scuffle in the Senate Dallas Morning News, May 23, 2011

Dream Development Turns Into Nightmare KSAT, San Antonio, May 19, 2011

Cincho Ranch Homeowner Fights Feral Hogs, HOA, Foreclosure KHOU, Houston, May 16, 2011

HOA Legislation Builds Debate During Session Your News Now Austin Round Rock San Marcos, April 20, 2011

HOA Nudges Residents About Rules as They Recover from Hailstorm WFAA, Dallas, April 11, 2011

Legalized Extortion Texas Eagle Forum, April 1, 2011

HOAs Could Be Curbed by Legislature Oak Hill Gazette, Austin, March 16, 2011

People Rally For and Against HOA Reform KXAN, Austin, February 15, 2011

Fight Over HOA Power Heads to Austin KHOU, Houston, February 15, 2011

Neighbors, HOA Respond to Noise Complaints MyFoxDFW, March 15, 2011

Homeowners Fined for Noisy Toddler MyFoxDFW, March 14, 2011

Local Homeowners Rally in Austin to Reduce Power of HOAs KHOU, Houston, February 15, 2011

HOA Takes Home Over Legal Fees MyFoxHouston, February 9, 2011

Travis Homeowner, Association Tangle Over Solar Panels Austin-American Statesman, February 6, 2011

Out-of-Control HOAs Need Reform KXAN, Austin, January 31, 2011

Former Marine in Dispute Over 'Official' Flagpole Display ABC News, January 13, 2011

Lawmaker Reacts to Houston Marine's HOA Dispute KHOU, January 8, 2011

Marine Sued by HOA Over Flagpole KHOU, Houston, January 7, 2011

A (Too) High-Flying Flag Houston Chronicle, January 7, 2011

2010

Guardsman Who Lost Frisco Home to HOA Foreclosure is Leaving Texas WFAA, Dallas, December 30, 2010

Texas Bills Limit HOAs Power to Foreclose for Late Dues Housing Wire December 29, 2010

HOA Says at Least $115K is Missing Colleyville Courier, December 28, 2010

Federal Proposal Likely to Curb Real Estate Transfer Fees Houston Chronicle, December 24, 2010

Houston Hikes 150 Fees; Businesses Passing Their Costs to You Houston Chronicle, December 16, 2010

Arson Possible in Vacant El Lago Condos Bay Area Citizen, December 14, 2010

Tanglewood HOA Hit with Large Jury Verdict Yahoo! News, December 10, 2010

Green Energy Gets Red Light in Some Texas Neighborhoods KENS 5, San Antonio, December 4, 2010

HOA Reform Rally MyFoxHouston December 3, 2010

Northeast Houston Residents Protest HOA Management KHOU, December 3, 2010

Bully HOA President Ousted WOAI San Antonio, October 29, 2010

Residents Say HOA Election Rigged WOAI San Antonio, October 13, 2010

Homeowners Association Sues Its Own Members, Racks Up $80,000 Legal Bill WOAI, San Antonio, October 11, 2010

Up Close Look at Homeowners Associations MyFoxHouston, September 23, 2010

How to Inspect Your Homeowners Association Records WOAI, San Antonio, August 12, 2010

Homeowners Force HOA Board to Resign WOAI, San Antonio, August 12, 2010

Family Fights to Keep Flags KSAT, San Antonio, August 5, 2010

Houston Man Sues HOA Over Burglar Bars KHOU, Houston, August 3, 2010

Frisco Soldier Who Lost Home to Forclosure While In Iraq Gets It Back Dallas Morning News, July 29, 2010

Are HOA Foreclosures a Necessary Tool or an Extortion Racket Business Insider, July 28, 2010

Homeowners Get Enough Votes to Oust HOA Board WOAI, San Antonio, July 28, 2010

Neighbors Say Homeowners Association Misspending Dues WOAI, San Antonio, July 17, 2010

Hideaway Residents File Lawsuit Against Club, Church Lindale News, July 8, 2010 (PDF File)

Residents Sign Declaration of Independence from HOA KTRK, Houston, July 7, 2010

First Colony Residents Dive Into Pool Fight KIAH, Houston, July 7, 2010

It's My Castle, Not an HOA's Dallas Morning News, July 4, 2010

Not So Neighborly Associations Foreclosing on Homes NPR, June 29, 2010

Frisco Home Foreclosure Renews Debate Over Power of HOAs The Dallas Morning News, June 26, 2010

Stone Oak Resident Claims HOA Harassment Over Porch Gate to Protect Autistic Son KENS, San Antonio, June 22, 2010

Frisco HOA That Foreclosed on Soldier Getting Death Threats WFAA, Dallas, June 21, 2010

Water Park with Life-size Dragon Has Neighbors Breathing Fire KHOU, Houston, June 18, 2010

Attorney Faces Child Porn Charges KPRC, Houston, June 9, 2010

William George Gammon, Attorney Known for Representing Homeowner's Associations, Arrested for Child Porn Houston Press, June 8, 2010

Attorney Held Without Bond on Charges of Possessing Child Pornography DOJ Press Release, US Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas, June 8, 2010

HOA Threatens to Take Woman's House KSAT, San Antonio, May 26, 2010

Renewed Effort in Austin to Limit HOA Powers KVUE, Austin, May 25, 2010

Homeowner Beats HOA Lawyer in Court WOAI, San Antonio, May 21, 2010

HOA Prevents Homeowner from Starting Gun Business We Are Austin, May 20, 2010

Homeowner Wins Court Battle with HOA KSAT, San Antonio, May 18, 2010

Back From Iraq, Frisco Soldier Finds His Home Sold by HOA WFAA, Dallas, May 14, 2010

Burleson Woman's HOA Crisis Resonates with WFAA Viewers WFAA, Dallas, May 13, 2010

HOA Forecloses on Burleson Woman Over Fees WFAA, Dallas, May 12, 2010

Homeowner Association Foreclosures Skyrocketing WOAI San Antonio, May 12, 2010

Dallas-Area HOAs Post Homes for Foreclosure Dallas Morning News, April 22, 2010

State Legislators Told of HOA Fines, Foreclosure Threats Dallas Morning New, April 20, 2010

Plano Couple Has to Cut Back on Bluebonnets in Front Yard Dallas Morning News April 18, 2010

Condominium Residents Must Pay for Transformer Repair My Fox Houston, April 13, 2010

Senate Panel Tackles HOA laws -- Again Houston Chronicle, April 7, 2010

Lawmakers Consider Reigning in TX homeowners Associations KTRK, Houston, April 7, 2010

Foreclosures By Homeowners Associations Raise Concerns KPRC, Houston, April 7, 2010

Texas Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Homeowners Associations KHOU, Houston, April 7, 2010

Texas Homes Affected by Landslide to be Resold AP, April 7, 2010

Crews Demolish First Houses Acquired in Buyout Galveston Daily News, April 1, 2010

Home Sellers: Fee Might Be Hidden San Antonio Expresss-News, March 29, 2010

Colleyville Homeowners Divided Over Developer's Control of HOAs The Dallas Morning News, March 28, 2010

Flower Mound HOA Tries to Ban Solar Power NBCDFW, March 23, 2010

Code Violation Notices Flood S. Austin Neighborhood (Not HOA, but City of Austin) News 8 Austin, March 10, 2010

Builder Offers to Buy Homes in San Antonio Landslide AP March 11, 2010

Rivermist Residents Brace For Rain KSAT, San Antonio, January 28, 2010

Rivermist Residents Moving Out KSAT, San Antonio, January 27, 2010

City Engineers Inspect Rivermist KSAT, San Antonio, January 27, 2010

Rivermist Developer Meets With Homeowners KSAT, San Antonio, January 26, 2010

Man Cited for Entering City without ID KXAN, Austin, January 25, 2010

'Slope Failure' Causes Evacuation KSAT, San Antonio, January 24, 2010

Galveston Island Beachfront Home Buyouts on Hold Houston Chronicle, January 13, 2010

Teed-off Homeowner Sues Association Over Distant Golf Course Fee KHOU, Houston, January 13, 2010

Here's How We Deal with Management in Texas Bexar County, 288 Judicial District Court, January 13, 2010

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2009

CLCCA Delays Some Pool Work Due to Money Concerns Bay Area Citizen, December 17, 2009

Bay Oaks Residents Demand that Board Change its Ways Bay Area Citizen, December 17, 2009

Strings Put on Beach-front Buyouts Galveston Daily News, December 7, 2009

Neighbors Rally, Stop HOA Changes KTRK, Houston, November 12, 2009

Couple Battles Homeowners Association Over Bricks MyFoxHouston, November 3, 2009

Homeowners in Fight Over Social Security Cards, CBS 11, Dallas, September 30, 2009

Condo Owners Pay for Property They Can't Use WFAA, Dallas, August 20, 2009

Vanishing Amenities Create Resident Backlash at HOA WFAA, Dallas, August 15, 2009

Harris County DA Investigating Homeowners’ Claim That Their Former Management Firm Mishandled Things Houston Chronicle, August 10, 2009

HOA May Go Bankrupt & Leave 48 Families Homeless Follow up to HOA Fight May Cause Loss of Services, YouTube, July 27, 2009

Wading into a Neighborhood Dispute My SA Business, July 21, 2009

Association Board Approves Filing Lawsuits Against 67 Homeowners Houston Community Newspapers, Bay Area Citizen, July 16, 2009

Subdivision Residents Vote to Oust HOA Board SA Communities Northeast, July 16, 2009

HOA Fight May Cause Loss of Services KSAT, San Antonio, July 10, 2009

Fight for HOA Reform Continues After Bill Fails WFAA, Dallas, July 7, 2009

Inside Pearland Wants to Hear Your HOA Horror Stories Houston Chronicle, Inside Pearland, July 2, 2009

HO Frustrated about HOA Rules on Fences Fort Bend Southwest Star, July 1, 2009

Lake Highlands HOA Retreats on Disabled Vet’s Decals
Dallas Morning News, June 25, 2009

Carrollton Lawmaker Seeks Checks, Balances for HOAs
WFAA, Dallas, June 19, 2009

Neighbors Fighting HOA after SUV, Boat Towed WFAA, Dallas, June 18, 2009

HOAs Take Members To Court KPRC Investigates, Part 2, Houston, June 18, 2009

Homeowner Associations Investigated KPRC Investigates, Part 1, Houston, June 17, 2009

HOA Foreclosures Up Amid Recession Associated Press, Irving, June 11, 2009

Court Appointee to Review Endeavour Finances Houston Community Newspapers, Bay Area Citizen, June 8, 2009

Vanishing Amenities Create Resident Backlash at HOA
WFAA, Dallas, June 2, 2009

Lake Highlands HO Group Still Silent Amid Outcry Over Veteran’s Car Decals WFAA, Dallas, June 2, 2009

Patriotism Shouldn’t be Sticky WFAA, Dallas, May 27, 2009

Vet's Patriotic Stickers Under Fire My Fox DFW, May 27, 2009

Homeowners Fight Homeowner AssociationFollow-up story on Mission Creek, KSAT, San Antonio, May 25, 2009

Residents Mad Over KB Homes' Latest Plan My Fox Houston, May 21, 2009

Am I Ready To Grow Something New? WFAA, Dallas, May 21, 2009

Homeowners Use Stimulus Tax Credits to Install Solar Panels WFAA, Dallas, May 7, 2009

HOAs Put Homes with Late Dues up on Auction Block WFAA, Dallas, May 6, 2009

Defenders Subjected To Profanity-Laced Tirade KSAT, San Antonio, April 24, 2009

Investigation: Condo Fire Follow Up My Fox DFW, April 16, 2009

Can HOA, Landlord Say “No’ to Satellite Dish? KPRC, Houston, April 1 2009

Portrait Homes Confirms Banks are Taking Over Some Dallas-Area Communities WFAA, Dallas, March 27, 2009

Condos at Center of HOA Investigation Damaged by Fire
My Fox DFW, March 21, 2009

Investigation: Homeowner Hell Follow Up, My Fox DFW, March 19, 2009

HOA Sends Foreclosure Notices to Dozens in Neighborhood
WOAI, San Antonio, March 16, 2009

HOA Will Foreclose on Your House If You Don’t Pay The Consumerist, March 16, 2009

HOA Moves to Foreclose on 84 Homes My SA Business, March 14, 2009

Proposed Law Would Regulate HOAs My Fox Austin, March 4, 2009

Late HOA Dues Lead to Foreclosure WFAA, Dallas, March 4, 2009

Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Prohibit HOA Foreclosures WFAA, Dallas, February 28, 2009

Investigation: Homeowner's Hell My Fox DFW, February 25, 2009

Could HOAs Hurt the Value of your Home? KHOU, Houston, February 6, 2009

Roadblock on Path to Going Green? KTRK, Houston, February 3, 2009

Art or Sign? Restaurant’s Fork Sculpture Stirs Debate My SA News, February 1, 2009

Frustrations Mount as a Neighborhood Fence Topples News 8 Austin, January 26, 2009

Fake Constable Issues Foreclosure Notice WFAA, Dallas, January 24, 2009

Neighborhood Upset with Homebuilder KSAT, San Antonio, January 20, 2009

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2008

HOA Transfer Fees WFAA, Dallas, December 28, 2008

McKinney HOA Files Liens on 80 Homes WFAA, Dallas, December 18, 2008

Carrollton Homeowners Group Sues Resident Over Dues Payments Dallas Morning News, October 18, 2008

HOA Dues Totaling “Jar of Change” May Cost Carrollton Man His Home Dallas Morning News, October 17, 2008

Single Mom Operating In-Home Day Care Battles HOA
WFAA, Dallas, October 9, 2008

HOA Threatens to Take Homeowner’s House over $176
My Fox Houston, October 1, 2008

HOA Threat Fails to Faze Plano Homeowner WFAA, Dallas, September 25, 2008

Coppell Resident Locks Horns with HOA Over Political Yard Signs Dallas Morning News, September 17, 2008

Frisco Man Primed for Battle with HOA Over Pickup in Driveway Dallas Morning News, August 19, 2008

Frisco Man Says HOA Won’t Let Him Park Pickup in Driveway
Dallas Morning News, August 18, 2008

Frisco Man and HOA Battle Over Pickup in Driveway WFAA, Dallas, August 18, 2008

HOA Says Man's Pickup is Not Classy Enough WFAA, Dallas, August 15, 2008

State Senator Involved in Controversy over Condos in Danger of Collapse KHOU, Houston, August 13, 2008

No Trash Pickup for Neighborhood KTRK, Houston, August 12, 2008

Escaping an HOA Isn’t Easy WFAA, Dallas, June 24, 2008

HOA Threatens Foreclosure on Couple Stationed Overseas WOAI, San Antonio, June 19, 2008

HOA Power Battle Draw North Texans to Rockwall WFAA, Dallas, June 10, 2008

Neighbors Hold “Porcelain” Protest to Put Lid on HOA WOAI, San Antonio, May 21, 2008

HOAs Blocking Move to Alternative Energy WOAI Radio, May 14, 2008

HOAs Cause Friction Between Neighbors WFAA, Dallas, May 3, 2008

Hutto Homeowner Slammed with Fees News 8 Austin, April 15, 2008

Homeowner Loses Fight Over Yard KTRK, Houston, March 8, 2008

Denton HOA Offers Reward After Racially-Charged Vandalism
WFAA, Dallas, February 25, 2008

Fines, Lawyers Fees Lead to HOA Power Battles WFAA, Dallas, February 14, 2008

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2007

Safety Sign Spurs Parent, HOA Battle WFAA, Dallas, December 7, 2007

Amarillo Subdivision Bans Sex Offenders Associated Press, November 23, 2007

Blaze the Destroyed Supreme Court Justice’s Home a Mystery KHOU, Houston, November 18, 2007

Humor Me: Annoying Christmas 2007 Dallas Morning News, October 15, 2007

North Houston Resident Tries to Make Point with Signs KTRK, Houston, October 8, 2007

HOA Sells Disabled Couple’s Home WOAI, San Antonio, September 26, 2007

Study: Many Resent Homeowner Associations WFAA, Dallas, September 7, 2007

Plano Man Told to Remove his Solar Lights WFAA, Dallas, August 28, 2007

Fort Bend Co. Neighborhood Fights to Get Lights Turned Back On KTRK, Houston, July 10, 2007

Woman in Fear of Losing her Townhome to HOA for $100,000 in Fees KTRK, Houston, April 25, 2007

More and More Novices are Being Flattened by the Quirks of the Houston Area's Condo Market Houston Chronicle, March 27, 2007

Residents Fight for Flag Display in Sugar Land Neighborhood KTRK, Houston, January 9, 2007

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2006

Homeowner Threatened by New HOA KPRC, Houston, November 16, 2006

HOA Uses Chopper to Find Violations KPRC, Houston, November 6, 2006

HOAs Gone Wild My Fox Austin, November 1-2, 2006

Memorial Northwest Couple Sue Homeowner Association Houston Chronicle July 13, 2006

Should You Be Required to Secure Your WiFi? Houston Chronicle Techblog, July 22, 2006

Dallas Neighborhood Turns to Surveillance Cameras Associated Press, February 10, 2006

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2005

Fountains Make an Unwanted Splash Houston Chronicle Real Estate, July 27, 2005

Bills Aim to Ease Problems Facing Neighborhoods Houston Chronicle, April 30, 2005

2004

Homeowners Association Horror Stories KHOU, Houston, May 13, 2004

2003

Buy a House and Shut Up! Houston Chronicle, December 13, 2003

Renovations Hoist Prices in Willowbend Houston Chronicle, November 10, 2003

After Widow's Loss, Senate Approves Foreclosure Limits Houston Chronicle, March 16, 2003

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2002

Countryside is Within Sight of Subdivision Houston Chronicle, July 2, 2002

Senate Panel Hears Pleas to Shut Down 'Foreclosure Factory'
Houston Chronicle, May 29, 2002

A Growing Housing Trend: Foreclosure Suits by Homeowner Groups Add Up Houston Chronicle, May 17, 2002

Association Takes Dim View on Light Houston Chronicle, April 2, 2002

Foreclosure Bids Prompt Backlash Houston Chronicle, January 11, 2002

2001

Evicted Widow Home for Holidays Houston Chronicle December 21, 2001

Battles Against Homeowners' Groups Complex Houston Chronicle, October 26, 2001

Just Call Her Gigi Houston Chronicle, April 27, 2000

 

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