Trish Jacobs, is the president of the Avignon Villas HOA and she is proud of their community in Olathe, Kan., along with 26 friends and supporters who believe they have a good HOA for the residents at Avignon Villas.
The Meekers represent a growing number of vocal residents upset with their homeowners associations. While many HOAs still support their residents, others now harass them with narrow and odd rules. Fines for violating those rules can be heavy, leading to liens against residents and even loss of their homes.
Homes associations are meant to keep neighborhoods from turning shabby and to maintain property values. But when homeowners don’t follow their strictly enforced regulations, they may be fined, end up in court or even lose their homes. Here are their horror stories.
The Stout family in Lee’s Summit painted a swing set purple. Their HOA was unhappy, and the case ended up in court, drawing international attention. The family won, but not really, considering legal costs.
Kansas City Star Chiefs beat writer Terez A. Paylor welcomes the A-Team as the quartet of writers discusses the Kansas City Chiefs leading up to the Saturday night showdown at Arrowhead against the Los Angeles Chargers for the AFC West lead.
Costco surveillance video released by Lenexa police shows off-duty KCK Capt. Michael Howell tracking the gunman through the store as customers flee. Lenexa Police Chief Tom Hongslo describes the tactics Howell used and the events as they unfold.
Kansas coach Bill Self talks about what needs to happen for the Jayhawks to add forward Silvio De Sousa, who is trying to join the Jayhawks in the second semester. Self spoke to reporters on Dec. 14, 2017.