A homeowners association is telling Dennis Kocher he needs to close up shop after years of doing business, or he could be fined between $100 and $1,000.
“I may not paint, sand, cut wood or screw on the property at anytime,” he said.
The new mandate cuts deep, as he’s been building cabinets and dressers for a decade, donating most to military families.
“Everyone who received my furniture or responsible for dispersing it gave me this gift and it’s something I’ll treasure forever,” he said holding a photo.
He builds to help make a better life for families who have very little.
“I don’t make a profit. The money I spend is my own money, my own time and talents and I build it to give to the Beale [Air Force Base],” he said.
HOAs are taking the place of the church and moral majority for many folks. It used to be that people could reliably be shamed into taking care of their homes. Unfortunately, with the decrease in virtues our nation is going through, the increase in the welfare state, more people are not willing to care for their home and far fewer even own their own homes and instead have uncle sam renting it for them.
These people cannot be shamed into caring for their homes.
So HOAs came onto the scene in order to allow the virtuous the opportunity to live in well maintained neighborhoods where they retained a level of control that preserved both the quality of life and the value of their property.
HOAs are not a tool of the devil, but more are a response to the ascendency of evil in our current society.
h/t Auburn Journal