1/14/2014

Community association fees are putting a financial strain on some condo owners in the U.S., particularly for those who purchased homes through affordable-housing programs. Some owners have delayed retirement in the face of fees, and others have faced foreclosure for unpaid dues. A Washington, D.C., City Council member and mayoral candidate may propose legislation that would allow for mediation between condo owners and associations prior to action being taken. "We really want to make sure that people don't get priced out of their units, but we also want to make it possible for condos to be able to operate," council member Muriel Bowser said.

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