HOA critics: Proposed Missouri legislation won’t protect homeowners | The Kansas City Star: "Missouri homeowners longing for more accountability in their homeowners associations and protection from overzealous HOA boards may not find the answers they want in legislation recently proposed in the state House and Senate.
While proponents say the measures will safeguard homeowners and ensure that they know what they’re getting into when buying a home in an HOA, some homeowner advocates say the proposals — one is called the Missouri Homeowners’ Bill of Rights — are so watered down that they instead protect the $85 billion HOA industry."
Toward the bottom the article notes that there is pending legislation in a number of states now. So are we in the middle of a new wave of attempts at HOA/condo reform? There is a certain predictability to this. The people who identify themselves as "homeowner advocates" are opposed to anything CAI is for, but they don't have a well-defined counter-agenda of their own. They are divided between abolitionists who want to destroy the entire institution of common interest housing and reformers who think it can be made to work better. That's why the outcome of these struggles is are almost always either CAI-backed bills that pass, or nothing at all passes.