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Community Associations are sometimes called "private governments"

September 7, 2011 - Sylvia Heldreth
Condominium and homeowners associations are sometimes called "private governments". Some owners and residents are annoyed at the restrictions imposed by associations on exterior decor, size and number of pets, the age of people allowed to live there, etc. Others are upset that associations do not operate like a real government that allows one person to have one vote but instead allow only one vote per property unit.

These associations were practically nonexistent fifty years ago but today some 54.6 million people live in "private government" associations in the United States. This means lots of people are not being governed by traditional rules of voting and personal freedom.

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