Published April 3, 2020
The Pandemic is awful – no doubt. Our
economy is suffering, no questions asked. But it is a totally
different economic crisis than the one we faced in 2007/2008. I
am pretty confident that the economy is recovering quickly as
soon as the serious health problem is over.
This is not a crisis caused by the
economy and idiotic lending practices, it’s caused by a
world-wide virus epidemy – an epidemy that will end if we all
listen to the advice given to us daily by our health experts.
Social distancing is the name of the
game and I have absolutely no understanding for people who
ignore the warnings. Anybody who hasn’t gotten the message yet
is either stupid or a total fool.
Getting back to the finances: Yes,
some families will have financial difficulties, having problems
keeping up with the bills in a timely manner. Breadwinners will
lose their jobs – most likely only for a short while – and for
some families income will be much lower.
The big question nobody can really
answer – the answers we hear so far are ”guesses” – is:
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
If we all do our part, use common
sense and have a little compassion for the families who are not
as lucky as others, we should successfully deal with the health
crisis and the economic crisis.
||Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking