These days, more potential employers and workers in California need to pass security clearances. One of the more unique factors that may be considered for security clearances is an individual's homeowner's association (HOA) disputes. The connection may seem a bit odd. However, it's not so unusual for HOA-related problems to be a contributing factor in clearance denial and revocation cases.
For instance, if an HOA dispute involves a clearance holder's failure to pay dues assessed by an HOA board, this may raise red flags during a security clearance assessment. That's because the government often considers outstanding HOA debts as a sign that a security clearance holder may not be financially responsible. How much weight HOA issues are given will depend on the nature of the dispute, the amount owed and if there is a valid reason for disputing HOA fines or charges.