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.
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