THE KANSAS CITY STAR: Critics say many avenues can lead to reforming the HOA mess
By Juudy L. Thomas
August 3, 2016
As HOAs continue to proliferate, critics and a few lawmakers increasingly are calling for more regulations to protect homeowners.
Among the measures:
At the state level
▪ Establish an HOA ombudsman office.
Proponents say an ombudsman can investigate complaints from homeowners about their HOAs, help homeowners and board members understand their rights and obligations, and provide informal mediation. Only six states have an ombudsman or similar program; Missouri and Kansas are not among them. Read more: