I am not a lawyer, but I have the suspicion from what laws I read that my HOA board sometimes mis interpret HOA statutes. I point to tow HOA secretaries refusing to take my voting ballot unless I turned over a signed proxy form to them.
Therefore, before there might be misinterpretation about a new HOA requirement , let me point out that the requirement applies only to “protected” class of people.
The new HUD law states:
“…. Under the Fair Housing Act, a protected class includes race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability/handicap. In the past, if an association resident harassed another association resident, the association’s board or community manager may have viewed this as a personal issue, which would not be within the association’s scope of responsibility to investigate/address... ”
I would say that this opinion does not mean HOA need get into every neighbor vs neighbor pursuit. In my opinion, (Hank’s) not getting involved in disputes that do not contain a “protected class” is good advice for HOAs.