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  • ‘We are homeless’: With rebuilding yet to begin, future unclear for some Timber Creek condo owners displaced by fire (IN) February 26, 2024
    Many residents of the Timber Creek condos have been neighbors for a long time, so it’s no surprise that they meet frequently for coffee or a meal.  Except, it’s been nearly a year since many of them have lived in close proximity to each other, as a fire in April 2023 made 36 condos uninhabitable. Those residents have been displaced since the blaze, but they keep gathering in hope that they’ll be neighbors again soon.    Read the article…………………………….
  • IN Tax Court dismisses appeal in Marion County, HOAs assessment dispute December 27, 2023
    A group of Marion County homeowners’ associations prematurely filed an appeal of their property assessment case’s dismissal at the administrative level, the Indiana Tax Court ruled in granting a motion to dismiss the appeal and remanding the case to the Indiana Board of Tax Review.    Read the article………………………………..
  • City of Bloomington Utilities Assists Homeowners Association with Pond Clean Up (IN) November 22, 2023
    On November 14, CBU received a report of dead fish surfacing in the retention pond downhill from the location of the strike. Prior to CBU’s repairs, the damaged force main had discharged an indeterminate quantity of sewage that had flowed into the pond.    Read the article………………………………
  • Towne and Terrace a point of concern for IMPD patrols and security upgrades (IN) October 12, 2023
    “It’s a big effort that we’re putting in over there as well as some other places around the east side and around the city,” said IMPD Capt. Joe Finch.  Police say they’ve added cameras and extra patrols in the area.   Read the article………………………….
  • Resident speaks out on proposed fee increase at Avon HOA (IN) October 7, 2023
    A resident of an Avon neighborhood is speaking out on what he says are outrageous homeowner’s association fee increases.  The Meadowlark Lakes & Villas HOA is proposing an annual fee increase that if passed, could not be reversed by a vote.   Read the article……………………………
  • Local lakes association donates to first responders (IN) October 3, 2023
    Lake Gage and Lime Lake Association made their annual donations to a few local entities and organizations, including Orland Fire and Rescue and Police departments; Steuben County Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team; Steuben County Sheriff’s Department and Lakes Council, said President of Lake Gage and Lime Lake Association Paul Longville.   Read the article…………………………………
  • Neighborhood bands together to revamp greenspace, honor veterans (IN) August 11, 2023
    To those living in the Ashwood neighborhood, the dot of land is known simply as “Gilligan’s Island.”  And it had been in rough shape. A patch of grass, shrubs and half-dead trees, most considered it to be an eyesore. The more residents started talking, the more a plan to transform the space took shape.   Read the article………………………..
  • Portage resident files suit claiming political flag with expletive outside his home is not obscene (IN) August 2, 2023
    A Portage resident has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the city of Portage is trying to infringe on his rights to free speech by ordering him to remove a flag that contains a profane word directed at President Joe Biden and a local homeowners association.  Read the article………………………..
  • Court sides with neighbors, files list of injunctions for A.J. Hammons house parties (IN) July 24, 2023
    The neighbors, along with HOA sought to keep Hammons from having any parties at the home of more that 20 people.  In court documents filed Friday, the court ruled that no Indiana laws would allow such a restriction, however, a list of injunctions were filed to address the nature of the parties.   Read the article………………………..
  • Earth-friendly native plants aren’t always a welcome sight — some cities, HOAs aim to change that (IN) July 15, 2023
    Native plants aren’t just good for birds and bees. They also make the land more resilient to the effects of climate change and can even help prevent it. But cities and homeowner’s associations don’t always like the way they look — putting them at odds with residents who want to grow native plants in their yards.  Read the article………………………..
  • Tri-State man ‘flabbergasted’ after Pride flag, decorations removed June 13, 2023
    A Tri-State man is considering filing theft and hate crime charges after he says a neighbor tore down Pride month decorations he had put up.  Greg Deitsch lives at the Village of Finneytown condos, where he says condo owners can display big, blow-up decorations during the holiday season. He wonders why he isn’t allowed to express himself during National Pride Month.   Read the article………………………..
  • Heavy damage after condominium fire on Indy’s north side (IN) May 31, 2023
    Fire officials say Pike Township Fire Department and IFD were called to a complex off Grinnell Street near West 96th Street and Township Line Road around 4:30 a.m. Two separate buildings including four units were damaged by water and smoke and three cars in the parking lot were destroyed. Officials say there was also heat damage across the street.   Read the article………………………..
  • Neighbors, HOA, file lawsuit against house on Fall Creek Road (IN) May 27, 2023
    Court documents show four people and the Harrison Run Homeowner’s association have filed for a temporary restraining order and for preliminary injunction against the owner of the home.   Read the article………………………..
  • City planning to raze Towne and Terrace after years of trouble at eastside complex (IN) April 28, 2023
    After a nine-year legal battle and years of problems preceding that, the city of Indianapolis announced Friday that it plans to raze Towne and Terrace, a long-troubled housing complex on the city’s far eastside.   Read the article………………………..
  • Man accused of stealing thousands from Indiana homeowners association April 24, 2023
    A southern Indiana man accused of stealing from his homeowner’s association is now facing multiple theft charges.  Darren Gerlach is accused of stealing $166,000 from the Hawthorn Glen Homeowners Association over a five-year period — dating back to 2017 — according to court documents.   Read the article………………………..
  • Niles subdivision takes on 200 invasive Bradford pear trees, to preserve native species (IN) April 21, 2023
    But, in an oval median at the front entrance, four ornamental trees spread beyond belief. Planted innocently 25 or so years ago, the seeds of these Bradford pear trees begat more than 200 new trees, all stuffed in the very front acre, crowding out the wild open feel — and native species — that the two developers had envisioned.    Read the article………………………..
  • Police access to surveillance cameras concerns ACLU-Indiana March 27, 2023
    FOX59/CBS4 is told the cameras are under the authority of the development’s homeowners association, but Fillenwarth can run queries through them like it can its own cameras.  However, the HOA cannot examine the police searches, and the police cannot see searches executed by the HOA.    Read the article………………………..
  • Fire damages downtown condominiums on Mass Ave (IN) March 25, 2023
    “Multiple” residents of a downtown condominium building were displaced Friday morning after a small blaze, the Indianapolis Fire Department reports.  The fire broke out shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday in a condominium on the 10th floor of the building at 333 Massachusetts Avenue.   Read the article………………………..
  • Woman receives 30 months in prison for stealing funds from Fort Wayne neighborhoods (IN) February 8, 2023
    A federal judge sentenced a woman to 30 months in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to wire fraud, said U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.  According to court documents, 50-year-old Lisa A. Downey owned and operated a homeowners association management business and used her position to perpetrate a scheme which involved the “theft of funds” from multiple Fort Wayne neighborhoods from 2019 to 2020.    Read the article………………………..
  • Trafalgar officials, developer, residents remain in standoff over drainage problem )IN) February 7, 2023
    A backyard in the Crest Ridge Estates subdivision in Trafalgar is submerged in water regularly during heavy rain, and no one is sure who is at fault for it.     Read the article………………………..
  • Northwest Indianapolis neighborhood facing more financial troubles over burst water pipes (IN) December 21, 2022
    It’s a familiar sight on Ripon Court.  “Water’s just gushing out of the ground and it causes a little flood,” said Jaime Vado with the Hanover Grove Homeowners Association.  Tuesday, workers repaired a burst pipe. This is the second one in as many months.   Read the article………………………..
  • Complaint filed by Elkhart Police Chief against Elkhart County Detective (IN) December 2, 2022
    While its currently unclear what caused the complaint, it allegedly stemmed from an incident at a homeowner’s association meeting, which prompted Indiana State Police to investigate.  Read the article………………………..
  • Supervisors move to take control of Wolf Run Drive (IN) October 27, 2022
    “Wolf Run Crossing is a homeowner association that requested that the township take over their roads over off West Pike,” Anderson said. “Close to their entrance way, they have pillars on the edge of the street, and the discussion here was whether to remove those pillars or allow them to remain. … The concerns are if a snow plow hits those pillars or if a vehicle strikes those pillars.”   Read the article………………………..
  • Woman admits to bilking Fort Wayne homeowners associations, will pay back $180K (IN) October 21, 2022
    A woman who admitted to bilking several Fort Wayne homeowners associations out of more than $180,000 now must pay back the money she stole and will likely spend time in prison.  Lisa Austin Downey pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud in U.S. District Court on Thursday as part of a plea deal she made with federal prosecutors.   Read the article………………………..
  • US Supreme Court set to decide whether to hear Lake Michigan beach-ownership case (IN) October 18, 2022
    The U.S. Supreme Court may decide next week whether to hear an appeal filed by three lake-adjacent property owners in the town of Porter who have been unsuccessful in their attempts to claim ownership of a private beach on Lake Michigan.   Read the article………………………..
  • Split 7th Circuit allows racial housing-discrimination claims to proceed against individuals but not Kokomo HOA (IN) September 14, 2022
    A Black couple subjected to racist harassment from their neighbors may proceed to jury with their racial housing discrimination claims, a split 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. A dissenting judge, however, argued that a nexus between discriminatory treatment and an adverse housing action was lacking in their claims.   Read the article………………………..
  • Fishers community approves $25K per homeowner special assessment (IN) August 31, 2022
    The Conner Creek Homeowners Association is responsible for providing exterior maintenance of the homes and buildings in Conner Creek, however, the association has insufficient cash reserves.   Read the article………………………..
  • City Council strikes down townhome development (IN) August 9, 2022
    A townhome development is dead in the water, for now, after the Kokomo City Council denied its rezoning request after strong opposition from the neighboring homeowners association.   Read the article………………………..
  • Indiana woman ordered to pay $225k for making racist insults, death threats toward neighbors June 30, 2022
    ….The homeowners association and Kirkpatrick Management settled the case in March 2022, As part of that separate settlement, they agreed to pay $262,500 as compensation for the Plaintiffs’ damages, attorneys fees and costs. The association and management made no admission of liability or wrongdoing in connection with the allegations and claims, the Fair Housing Center stated.    Read the article……………………………..
  • HOA Flag Display: When Should It Be Allowed And Prohibited? June 23, 2022
    An HOA flag display is a common point of dispute among homeowners and their associations. So, should homeowners associations allow residents to display flags on their property? What kind of flag restrictions should an HOA impose?  Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Woman scammed Fort Wayne homeowners associations out of $180,000 (IN) June 14, 2022
    A woman whose business handled funds for several homeowners associations is now accused of bilking three of those out of more than $180,000, according to U.S. District Court documents.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Drainage Board approves Lakeview Estates contract (IN) May 23, 2022
    The Shelby County Drainage Board approved to use funding from the Lakeview Estates Maintenance Fund to pay a company to annually treat algae and other growth on the neighborhood’s lake.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Merrillville explores options for pond problems (IN) May 11, 2022
    A Merrillville official believes a homeowners association ordinance could be an effective way to manage ponds and other common areas in neighborhoods.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Fall Creek Place HOA votes no to proposed development to help chronically homeless (IN) May 11, 2022
    The Fall Creek Place Homeowners’ Association Board of Directors on Monday took a vote of no confidence in The Vecino Group’s ability to develop vacant land near the intersection of East 25th and Delaware streets.  Read the entire article……………………………….
  • White River Township residents advocate for concrete street repairs (IN) May 9, 2022
    Residents of a White River Township subdivision expressed their concerns about crumbling concrete streets in their neighborhood during a county commissioner meeting Monday.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Willow Lakes residents seek answers from county on crumbling streets (IN) May 5, 2022
    For the second time in less than a year and for the fourth time in four years, homeowners in a White River Township subdivision are planning to ask county officials to do something about crumbling concrete streets in their neighborhood.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • License plate readers are emerging across Kentuckiana: Why? March 24, 2022
    You may not see it, but it will see you. Or at least, your license plate.  Automatic License Plate Readers take photos and then log data about every vehicle they see.  People living in the Polo Fields community said it makes them feel safer, but some people have privacy concerns when you apply it to a larger scale, like an entire city.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Homeowners association, property managers settle discrimination lawsuit (IN) March 11, 2022
    An Indianapolis homeowner has reached a $262,500 settlement with her homeowners association and a property management company over allegations of harassment and discrimination.  Read the entire article……………………………….
  • New law protects Hoosier property rights, makes it harder for HOAs to say no to solar (IN) March 11, 2022
    It finally happened.  After six years of pushing — and repeatedly falling short — a bill that makes it harder for Homeowners Associations to prohibit residents from adding solar panels to their homes finally passed.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Bill to help homeowners with HOAs get solar passes Senate (IN) February 25, 2022
    The Indiana Senate passed a bill that aims to help residents who have homeowner’s associations get solar panels.  HB 1196 allows a homeowner to petition their association to get the panels on their roof – but the association would have a say in how the panels look.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Justices: South Bend condo HOA can move forward with faulty construction lawsuit (IN) January 25, 2022
    A homeowners association made up of condominium owners in a South Bend condo complex can move forward with its claims of faulty construction work against two of the four defendants named in its original lawsuit after a reversal by the Indiana Supreme Court.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Fire damages condo building at Two Worlds (IN) December 24, 2021
    For the second consecutive year, fire broke out in an apartment at the Two Worlds Condominiums just days before Christmas.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Fire destroys condo on northwest side (IN) November 29, 2021
    A fire tore through a condo on the city’s northwest side Monday morning, according to the Pike Township Fire Department.  Pike Township firefighters say the blaze broke out around 3:30 a.m. near 86th Street and Michigan in the College Park Neighborhood.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Blackstone home owners association seeks help (IN) November 10, 2021
    Fred Snyder, 1077 Blackstone Boulevard, Home Owner’s Association Board Member for the Blackstone subdivision, brought a couple of requests for the board’s consideration. He said he spoke to Street Superintendent Brent Warren a couple of weeks ago and he suggested he come to the board meeting  Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Charges against Four Seasons security workers dropped; association may get pretrial diversion deal (IN) August 17, 2021
    Prosecutors dropped charges against two Lakes of the Four Seasons security workers, and a defense attorney for the gated community’s property owners’ association said Tuesday he expects the entity will be offered a pretrial diversion agreement.  The Lake County prosecutor’s office charged the association and its two security workers in December with impersonation of a police office, a level 6 felony.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Woman charged with theft in Parke County (IN) August 4, 2021
    A Portland Mills area woman faces four counts of theft in connection funds missing from the Indian Rocks Home Owners Association.  Jodella Green, 58, of rural Greencastle, turned herself in Tuesday at the Parke County Jail on a warrant for two felony and two misdemeanor counts of theft.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Couple questions HOA’s decision to not allow them to have a basketball hoop on their property (IN) August 3, 2021
    One family in the Stones Crossing Homeowners Association is circulating a petition. What are they asking for? To keep their portable basketball hoop in their driveway. They say other parts of the neighborhood are allowed to have them but their section is not.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Floyd County property owner in dispute with homeowners association (IN) June 4, 2021
    The Jeep rattles to and fro as James Photiadis cautiously steers the vehicle on a damp and rocky path overrun with vegetation and surrounded by steep drop-offs on either side.  He parks the Jeep a few feet from the entrance to a ravine and points across the gap in the walls to where his property begins. The narrow track bears no resemblance to the paved roads in the Canyonlands subdivision above the ravine, and Photiadis doesn’t live within the closed ...
  • Briarwood residents feel ‘ripped off’ by new owners (IN) May 25, 2021
    As of Monday’s Plymouth Common Council meeting, Lendterra and the City are on stable ground. Clerk-Treasurer Jeanine Xaver informed the council that Lendterra, the owners of Briarwood Estates, have paid the required full deposit for the water bill. The company had a deadline of June 1 to pay the $4,600 deposit.  Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Accidental fire destroys Bargersville condo (IN) April 14, 2021
    The owner of the condo, who lives alone, accidentally lit her bedding on fire while trying to light a candle. The victim and her pet turtle were evacuated safely, and residents of a neighboring condo were also evacuated without injuries, Pruitt said.   Read the entire article……………………………….
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