An HOA (aka the “homeowners association”) is supposed to collect a fee and fines and use that money to better the neighborhood. Locals pay the HOA for exactly this in hopes the make their home a better place. However, it would appear, that more often than not, the HOA board simply becomes a bunch of entitled neighbors that just want everything to be there way and for everyone else to suffer when it’s not. What the heck is up with that??
If you have a pleasant HOA then please share your story, because it really seems like that just Isn’t a thing. I, personally, have never lived anywhere with an HOA and can’t imagine ever wanting to, but HOA exists, so there must be people out there who like them or something… Anyways, here are over a dozen instances from people on the internet where the HOA had an absolutely insane rule for the neighborhood and how, eventually, they backfired.