NORTH CAROLINA – Wounded Marine faces foreclosure after HOA decision

JDNEWS.COM:  Wounded Marine faces foreclosure after HOA decision

By Bianca M. Strzalkowski
May 15, 2015

An injured Marine’s family say they may be facing foreclosure after their homeowners association denied their application to use a program designed for wounded warriors.

Sgt. Keith McEwen, 29, and his wife Lindsay received news that they were approved for the Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) — which provides monetary relief to wounded, ill or injured service members by purchasing their home — after unsuccessfully trying to sell their home for nine months. McEwen is medically retiring from the Marine Corps because of injuries sustained while deployed on his third tour to Afghanistan and found out about the program while attached to the Wounded Warrior Battalion.

The couple, who is planning to move back to Michigan with their two young daughters, thought the last hurdle of their transition was over.However, the Carolina Forest Community Service Association, managed by Advantage Gold Realty in Jacksonville, denied the McEwens’ waiver to use the program, citing “the underlying law and program that you would like to participate in does not supersede the Association Covenants and Restrictions,” according to correspondence obtained by The Daily News on the realty company’s letterhead.  Read more:

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