Home Owner Associations are not needed here. It happened 25 years ago when people moved from another state and were use to having someone that would enforce covenants so people wouldn't raise livestock in their neighborhoods. The Livestock being raised was goats, pigs, chickens, and other small animals . They allowed their animals to roam lose as if they were in the country or another country.
Homeowner Associations are staffed by persons who love to get in other peoples business and have more than enough free time to do so. They want everything their way and use the term resale value to back up their actions. They consider being part of the association as "POWER".
And yes, some are definitely on a power trip. Resale value has nothing to do with the color of your house or what flag you fly.