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Second community hit by HOA demands to paint

Posted at 6:29 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 07:57:00-04
A second neighborhood in Southern Arizona is being hit by demands from their homeowner's association. Residents tell Nine On Your Side that about 300 people living in the Los Arroyos community were told they needed to paint their homes in Green Valley. But, many residents say their homes don't need painting. The controversy comes around the same time thousands of Rancho Sahuarita residents received similar notices from their HOA.
 
About 600 homes make up the Los Arroyos community in Green Valley. Residents say in March, about 300 people received notices from their HOA. The letters stated they have 90 days to repaint their homes.
 
"I'd say 90% of the houses that received the letters don't even need to have their houses painted," said homeowner Walter Taubert.
 
Taubert has been a Los Arroyos resident for about 10 years.
 
"I think I've done a pretty good job of taking care of everything. My house could use it in a year or two, but at this time to be given 90 day notices to spend $1,000 to $2,000 does not seem fair."
 
The HOA for Los Arroyos is Cadden Community Management. Taubert says when he reached out to them they didn't offer any solutions.
 
"Nothing, nothing at all. It would have been nice to be here when somebody was creeping around my house telling me that I need to paint it. They could have rescheduled or I could have been here for it or my wife could have been here for it and we could have done it together because that's basically somebody standing way over here looking at my house or creeping around my private property telling me that I need to paint my house."
 
Around the same time, 2,600 people in Rancho Sahurarita were given similar letters by their HOA about repainting their homes. Those residents were given one year to address the issues.
 
Nine On Your Side reached out to Cadden Community Management for comment but have not yet heard back.