Condo community feels effects of pandemic stress

Dear Abby: My husband and I own a condo in a building with 22 units. Because of COVID, one of the HOA board members has posted signs stating “rules” throughout the building. The rules are typical for these trying times, but the number of signs is obsessive. Many of the residents dislike the signs, but my husband was the one who wrote a nasty letter to the HOA about how many are posted.

The board member who was responsible for posting the signs was a friend of mine. Her feelings were hurt, and she has made some snide remarks about the letter. A group of women meet weekly for happy hour, and she and I are both part of that group. I feel caught in the middle. My husband has had a hard time getting over being mad about the signs, and I know the HOA member is angry at

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Condo community feels effects of stress during the pandemic

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I own a condo in a building with 22 units. Because of COVID-19, one of the HOA board members has posted signs stating “rules” throughout the building. Many of the residents dislike the signs, but my husband was the one who wrote a nasty letter to the HOA about how many are posted.

The board member who was responsible for posting the signs was a friend of mine. Her feelings were hurt, and she has made some snide remarks about the letter. A group of women meet weekly for happy hour, and she and I are both part of that group. I feel caught in the middle. I just want to go to happy hour and drink and gossip. Why can’t we all just get along?

— In The Middle

DEAR IN THE MIDDLE: We are living in trying times, and many people —

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Dear Abby: Condo community feels effects of stress during pandemic | Dear Abby

Dear Abby: My husband and I own a condo in a building with 22 units. Because of COVID-19, one of the HOA board members has posted signs stating “rules” throughout the building. The rules are typical for these trying times, but the number of signs is obsessive. Many of the residents dislike the signs, but my husband was the one who wrote a nasty letter to the HOA about how many are posted.

The board member who was responsible for posting the signs was a friend of mine. Her feelings were hurt, and she has made some snide remarks about the letter. A group of women meet weekly for happy hour, and she and I are both part of that group. I feel caught in the middle. My husband has had a hard time getting over being mad about the signs, and I know the HOA member is angry at

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Dear Abby: Condo community feels effects of stress during the pandemic

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I own a condo in a building with 22 units. Because of COVID-19, one of the HOA board members has posted signs stating rules throughout the building. The rules are typical for these trying times, but the number of signs is obsessive. Many of the residents dislike the signs, but my husband was the one who wrote a nasty letter to the HOA about how many are posted.

The board member responsible for posting the signs was a friend of mine. Her feelings were hurt, and she has made some snide remarks about the letter. A group of women meet weekly for happy hour, and she and I are part of that group. I feel caught in the middle. My husband has had a hard time getting over being mad about the signs, and I know the HOA member is angry at him. I just

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CONDO COMMUNITY FEELS EFFECTS OF STRESS DURING THE PANDEMIC |

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I own a condo in a building with 22 units. Because of COVID, one of the HOA board members has posted signs stating “rules” throughout the building. The rules are typical for these trying times, but the number of signs is obsessive. Many of the residents dislike the signs, but my husband was the one who wrote a nasty letter to the HOA about how many are posted.

The board member who was responsible for posting the signs was a friend of mine. Her feelings were hurt, and she has made some snide remarks about the letter. A group of women meet weekly for happy hour, and she and I are both part of that group. I feel caught in the middle. My husband has had a hard time getting over being mad about the signs, and I know the HOA member is angry at

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11/10/20 Dear Abby Condo community feels effects of stress during the pandemic

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I own a condo in a building with 22 units. Because of COVID, one of the HOA board members has posted signs stating “rules” throughout the building. The rules are typical for these trying times, but the number of signs is obsessive. Many of the residents dislike the signs, but my husband was the one who wrote a nasty letter to the HOA about how many are posted.



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Dear Abby

The board member who was responsible for posting the signs was a friend of mine. Her feelings were hurt, and she has made some snide remarks about the letter. A group of women meet weekly for happy hour, and she and I are both part of that group. I feel caught in the middle.

My husband has had a hard time getting over being mad about the signs, and

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Condo community feel effects of stress during the pandemic

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I own a condo in a building with 22 units. Because of COVID, one of the HOA board members has posted signs stating “rules” throughout the building. The rules are typical for these trying times, but the number of signs is obsessive. Many of the residents dislike the signs, but my husband was the one who wrote a nasty letter to the HOA about how many are posted.



Jeanne Phillips posing for the camera


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Jeanne Phillips

The board member who was responsible for posting the signs was a friend of mine. Her feelings were hurt, and she has made some snide remarks about the letter. A group of women meet weekly for happy hour, and she and I are both part of that group. I feel caught in the middle. My husband has had a hard time getting over being mad about the signs, and I

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The ripple effects of the rent crisis

Seven months into the spread of the novel coronavirus, we continue to see the ripple effects of an economy fraught with volatility, unemployment and shifting consumer needs.



a man holding a sign: Tenants and housing rights activists in Los Angeles protest for a halting of rent payments and mortgage debt during the coronavirus pandemic. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)


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Tenants and housing rights activists in Los Angeles protest for a halting of rent payments and mortgage debt during the coronavirus pandemic. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

The economic consequences of the pandemic have significantly affected America’s 40 million renters, leaving many unable to pay rent.

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At the same time, housing providers are struggling to make ends meet and pay their bills, which include property taxes; mortgages; the 17.5 million jobs that the industry supports, including cleaning and maintenance staff; costs associated with maintenance and capital improvements to preserve and enhance residents’ quality of life.

Landlords, lobbyists launch legal war against Trump’s eviction moratorium, aiming to unwind renter protections

You may have heard the term “direct rental assistance” discussed with regard

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