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Unpublished Paper
Homes, Rights, and Communities
ExpressO (2009)
  • Paul Boudreaux, Stetson University

Homes, Rights, & Communities, by Paul Boudreaux. Homeowners associations (HOAs) and their restrictive covenants have become a way of life for millions of American families, especially in the wake of the recent housing boom. While some economically oriented writers view HOAs as a welcome manifestation of voluntary contract, others commentators argue that the often-intrusive covenants may not mirror residents’ desires and enforce a stifling conformity on our communities. In this article, Paul Boudreaux uses these criticisms and the existing law of individual rights to develop a substantive “bill of rights” for HOA residents against these covenants, using as its guiding principle the ideals of personal integrity and free expression at the home.

Publication Date
August 20, 2009
Citation Information
Paul Boudreaux. "Homes, Rights, and Communities" ExpressO (2009)
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