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Volunteer attorney helps soldier solve foreclosure by HOA

January 22, 2015

A soldier owned a condo that was being foreclosed by his homeowner’s association (HOA). The soldier did not receive notice about any past due payments or the HOA’s intent to foreclose the property. When the soldier attempted to make an association payment, he received notice from the HOA that it had foreclosed its lien on his condo and that the payment was too late to stop the foreclosure. The soldier visited a military legal assistance office, which referred the soldier’s case to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. Through the Project, a volunteer attorney helped reach a favorable settlement of nearly $20,000 from the HOA, and the case was dismissed. The volunteer attorney also provided assistance to restore the soldier’s credit, which the HOA had wrongfully damaged.

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