Re: Assessment abatement request
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:22:01 -0700 (PDT)
Hello Pat – –

I know we have worked out payment plans with some community members who have 
for various reasons had difficulty paying their HOA dues. 

Some communities have a sliding scale for dues. This means other units have to 
pay more to balance out the budget.  

Abating dues would cause a shortfall in the budget as you have noted.  I'd be 
interested in knowing if other communities have abated HOA dues how they have 
made up the shortfall in the budget. 

A couple of questions:  has your community taken on trying to sell the home for 
the owner?  Or helping her rent it?  Is it possible for her to pay a reduced 
amount of dues now with recovery of the full amount when the home is sold or 

By the way – – what community do you live in and where are you located?

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington DC

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> On Aug 26, 2015, at 1:47 PM, Pat Elliott <pdelliott43 [at]> wrote:
> A member of our community bought her unit last year but never moved in, her 
> circumstances having changed. For the last nine months, she has been trying 
> to sell it or rent it long-term with no success for a variety of reasons. Now 
> she is requesting that the HOA abate her assessments from about $320 to $100 
> a month until she either has a tenant or sells the unit. She says this is 
> what other cohousing communities do. Of course, we budgeted on the basis of 
> all units paying full assessments. Her unit being empty makes a very modest 
> difference in the HOA costs, if any.
> What have other communities done in this sort of circumstance?
> Pat Elliott
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