I ran across an article on “managed retreat” that impacted an HOA in California.
You can find the link below.
Managed retreat, also known as strategic retreat or planned relocation, refers to the process of relocating infrastructure away from areas that are vulnerable to natural hazards, including coastal flooding. It is also considered a climate adaptation policy.
The California Coastal Commission decided that a bluff which was destroyed, protecting homes of an HOA, would not be rebuilt.
They said owners should start planning to relocate or remove their vulnerable homes. There wasn’t a timeframe or information on who would pay for relocation.
Members of the HOA sued, and won. The state was required to protect the HOA’s road, and homes. Under state law, plans to relocate homes was found to be unconstitutional.
Could this happen in other states, and if so, what if the states prevail, and HOAs actually need to relocate?
The issue for HOAs is not that the state lost that case, it’s that the state pushed for this issue. Just another trend boards need to be aware of.
– Raymond Dickey