Texas HOAs under heavy fire in Austin | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth
"A wave of new laws were proposed, designed to restrict HOA powers that keep homeowners under financial duress and in the quicksand of debt.
State Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) said what's happening to Greer is commonplace in Texas.
"You pay your legal fees, and other penalties and interest before the assessment is credited toward the assessment that you were supposed to have been paying in the first place," West said. "What that does is basically what it does to people in other areas — it puts them further and further behind."