ARIZONA – West Valley homeowner claims HOA has ‘gone wild’

TUCSON NEWS NOW:  West Valley homeowner claims HOA has ‘gone wild’
By Jason Barry
February 22,2016
El Mirage, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) -Some West Valley residents are speaking out against their homeowners association, claiming the HOA has “gone too far” by requiring hundreds of people paint their houses.

Amy Heusted of El Mirage was outraged when she got a letter from her HOA stating that she needed to paint her house.

“I think it is a blatant abuse of power,” she said. “Once again, an HOA is overstepping its bounds. That’s not what they’re here for.”

The West Valley mom is one of 700 homeowners in the Rancho El Mirage community put on notice recently to paint their houses within 14 days or face possible fines.

The letter cites the HOA’s rules and regulations, that each owner is solely responsible for maintaining his or her property.

Heusted, however, claims that her house looks great with no signs of any paint cracking or discoloring.

So, why then does she need to spend $2,000 on a new paint job?

“I don’t need somebody bullying me around and telling me what to do because their opinion is it’s time,” Heusted said.

State Senator Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, has heard from a number of other homeowners who feel the same way.

“I think the HOA has gone crazy on this,” Lesko said.

Lesko said that telling homeowners to spend a lot of money on something they don’t need is not right. Read more:

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