Woman fights HOA to keep home after $589K of invalid fines | WCNC.com Charlotte: North Carolina is at a tipping point for homeowners associations. The number of homeowners living in neighborhoods governed by HOAs is now greater than those who live outside those neighborhoods. The story of how Wilfong came close to losing her home illustrates why HOA battles have become personal.
It also shows lawmakers have not heard the last of the bitterly divisive issues that pit neighbor against neighbor with attorneys on all sides. Her lawsuit opens a window on HOAs: Quasi-governmental associations that carry the big stick of foreclosure and are drawing scrutiny from state lawmakers.
“They can ruin you,” said Wilfong.
Another HOA horror story to help spur yet another round of HOA legislative reform efforts. As Shu Bartholomew says, "And the beat goes on."