From the Author
There are 310,000 Homeowners Associations in America. Sixty two million homeowners have discovered, often to their dismay, that they now belong to an entirely different form of government, one they never expected. Almost all new housing developments are inside these private compounds and in many places it's impossible to buy a house not governed by a private HOA board. In effect, traditional government is now forcing homeowners into these HOA compounds, and once inside, it's often impossible to leave with your finances intact.
Longtime investigative reporter Ward Lucas examines the new housing and has some startling revelations about how this changing landscape is impacting Americans.
About the Author
Ward Lucas, has spent 40 years in investigative journalism and has won more than 70 journalism and civic awards for his Treporting, TV news anchoring and writing. From organized crime to wiretapping, to professional arson, Lucas has seen it all. In his new book, Neighbors At War, he presents startling information about how the modern Homeowners Association Movement is impacting Americans. Ward has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 16 hosting radio talk shows in Seattle, Washington. In 1973 he made the move into television broadcasting, first at KIRO-TV in Seattle and then at KUSA-TV in Denver Colorado. His investigative reporting has often stirred national controversy and has earned him numerous Emmy Awards, the George Polk Award, and the Responsibility in Journalism Award by the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP). In 1993, Ward joined ranks with eight nationally known Professors and journalists in the book, Psychic Sleuths, (Prometheus Press) which exposed and critiqued the use of psychics by police departments across the country.