I have no complaint about our home, but many residents are not informed about the HOA until after they've moved in and received HOA tickets. LGI markets to apartments and many residents have never lived in an HOA managed area. They're completely unaware of universal HOA rules about parking, lawn care, and pets.
The HOA is in a constant uphill battle as some new residents park on the street or allow their dogs to run free like we're in a rural area. Some streets are one-car wide in the evenings. We've had a few dog attacks on both people and dogs. Some homes have vehicles parked on the sidewalk and grass. Some have 5-6 cars parked outside in front of their neighbor's homes.
All of those things are safety issues restricted by the HOA covenant. I believe those residents should have been informed of restrictions before choosing to purchase in this area. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.