Colorado lawmakers should limit HOA power and authority, but HOA board members also shouldn’t steal their neighbor’s houses
The Sun’s investigation, published this week, found that HOAs have filed roughly 3,000 foreclosure cases since 2018, more than 250 of which have resulted in properties being auctioned off. At least 100 of the properties auctioned off were sold for $60,000 or less, according to court records.
A Colorado Sun investigation found that more than 250 HOA-foreclosed properties have been auctioned off in the state since 2018. At least 100 of them were sold for $60,000 or less.
A retired NFL player’s legal battle with a homeowners association spotlights why critics say Colorado law incentivizes attorneys to advise that HOAs foreclose on residents rather than find less expensive solutions.
State records show the majority of Colorado’s 10,000-plus HOAs hire professional companies to handle their community’s day-to-day needs, delegating a great deal of responsibility — and power — to them
By Brittany Freeman, Rocky Mountain PBS. Data analysis by Sophie Chou and research by Mariam Elba, ProPublica This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. AURORA — In a year when it felt […]
Melissa Steele was just living her best life, trying to speak up on the things that matter. Her yard sign affirming that Black Lives Matter, Science is Real, and Love is Love was simply too much for the HOA. They left a note on Melissa’s door saying that she had 10 days to remove her […]
With rents rising precipitously, stoking fears of “economic eviction” within their long-established community, residents at the Sans Souci mobile home community in Boulder County sought to embrace a relatively new strategy in Colorado: Buy the park from its owner and run it themselves. A handful of other parks have done it, from Cañon City to […]
Boulder Community Hospital nurse Ernest Illo and his wife grew anxious that the COVID-19 outbreak would soon creep from Illo’s work into their Gunbarrel condo and infect their 5-year-old son. When the virus started spreading across the country, many medical front-line workers moved out of their homes to shelter in motels, or at the homes […]
My first home, a historic Cap Hill condo, made for great memories, but was also a ton of work. In 2015, when I purchased my current townhome by Sloan’s Lake, I opted for new construction and was looking forward to reduced maintenance headaches, plus it would have a dishwasher! A few years after purchase, in […]