Sunday, December 11, 2016

Disabled Veteran Got Free Home--Then Fined For Not Taking Care of It?

At first I thought, he should have hired someone to do what he needed done, or asked for help. Considering he does have neighbors, plus all the veterans groups out there, he should have been able to find someone to help him. We did. When it got too much for us to take care of our property, we hired a crew. And then came the part that the veteran received the home free of charge. Now I'm sure the first thought I had, is the question that needed to be asked the most. Not jumping on the HOA on this one. Why didn't he ask for help to take care of the home he was given?

This was reported after he received the home.
Nina Rodriguez said the family is not alone in their happiness. As vice president with Bank of America's property donation program, she's assisted in the donation of 20 similar properties.

"It's basically a free home," Rodriguez said. "They're responsible only for property taxes and homeowner's insurance. It's something that Bank of America is committed to. We want to support our injured veterans."
Disabled, decorated Army veteran battles HOA
FOX 5 News
December 9, 2016
“I had lost so much blood. I had like 27 blood transfusions before I ever left Afghanistan,” said Lister.
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A wounded war veteran said he is facing serious fines from his Gwinnett County neighborhood’s home owner association.

Retired Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Lister did four tours of duty: first in Iraq, then Afghanistan, but he is now in a big fight with his homeowners association after they put a lien on his property. His days of fighting aren’t over yet. He said the HOA forced him to pay thousands of dollars for not keeping his house up to regulations.

The retired army sergeant wasn’t expected to survive when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan 7 years ago. More than 30 surgeries later, the single father, amputee and PTSD survivor, who has been awarded a Purple Heart and dozens of other medals, is in another kind of battle.
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