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1.
Located in the USA, these "board members" and their "president" are basically the mafia and/or terrorists.

They terrorize and cause hell with their own fellow neighbors who agree to be part of their little "shit world."

They threaten them with foreclosure of your own home, they scrutinize you for the littlest things, and they are basicallly dictators.

They also have the power to fine people (for tons of $$ a day) for various things like:
*You can't put a flagpole in your yard (I'm a damn patriot! i represent the USA!).
*You can't put plastic flamingos in your lawn.
*Your fence is one inch too tall.
*You can't paint your house a different color without permission of the board.
*AND SO MUCH MORE SHIT!!!

Let's compare it to someone familiar in history!!!
Lets think of Hitler. He terrorized and dominated a whole society and murdered and slaughtered tons of Jewish people.

What did we learn today? Kick their ass!
Here's a simple headline for you: "HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS FILE MORE THAN 4000 FORECLOSURES ANNUALLY - MOSTLY AGAINST HISPANICS"

Fuck, at least I live in a place where my city government makes fair policy, and not bullshit policy by assholes.
by Akit April 04, 2004
 
2.
An organization of a number of people in a housing development who conspire to control their neighbors and prevent any sense of community in that neighborhood. They generally busy themselves with telling people to cut their grass, paint their mail boxes, pull the weeds growing in the cracks of their sidewalk, and then charging the people for the pleasure of being harassed. Abbreviated as HOA.
If you paint your house that color, the Home Owner's Association will hire an assassin to blow your head off with a sniper rifle.
by MazurkaMatt March 20, 2006
 
3.
A dictatorial body of self-righteous, arrogant and controlling neighborhood busybodies who think they have a right to tell you what to do with your property, and won't hesitiate to turn you in for the smallest thing including keeping a car they don't like on your driveway, painting your house, manicuring your lawn, etc. It's basically a legalized form of extortion and facism.
A HATE ALL homeowner's association.
by krock1dk March 03, 2008
 
4.
An omnipresent force in suburbia, or at least in most of it's residential neighborhoods.

A quasi-fascist governing board, often set up by a subdivision's real-estate developer, who strictly enforce such rules and building codes as...

-Grass must be kept watered, golf course green and closely manicured, even during times of drought and water shortages

-No one uses their yard to grow their own food

-No patch of land may be permitted to return to it's natural state

-No rooms or other additions may be permitted above or in front of the existing home

-No potter's shed or tool shed may be allowed anywhere on the property

-No yard ornaments

-No rain barrels

and so on.
The homeowners association says you can't put an addition onto the front of the house. They also said you couldn't add a 2nd level (which would keep any additional property from being paved over.) They said that the only place you could add on was the back (which paradoxically is the only yard anyone ever actually uses.)

To get another idea of what a homeowner's association is like, watch the 1999 episode of the X-Files by the name of "Arcadia."
by Miskatonic Jack 2 January 10, 2011
 
5.
A small group of real estate agents, builders and developers who control and repress the residents of a suburban neighborhood. The aim of the association is to maintain the profitability of the real estate business by keeping the neighborhood in a state of Disney-like visual perfection - regardless of the impact on residential life. This is accomplished by enforcing rules for landscaping, lawn and building exterior maintenance, and by outlawing simple functional items and amenities such as basketball nets, garbage cans, satellite dishes, solar panels, flower pots, compost piles, window blinds, bike trails, mailbox numbers, etc.
The homeowner's association fined me $50 because I own a garbage can.

Our homeowner's association says we can't have a bike trail, because some buyers might believe that bike trails attract crime and drug dealers.
by LouSara September 20, 2012