Be careful of the terminology you use because HOAs are subject to one set of laws and COAs (condos) have different laws. The COA cannot stop you from renting your unit if the documents do not include rental restrictions. Even if they did, they now have a problem with waiving the restriction since they are allowing an attorney to rent her unit (unless they are pursuing a court action to enforce the rule).
Best to have a condo lawyer review your documents.
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By waiting you have made whatever claim against the HOA more complex. After your review of the HOA documents you knew there were no limits on you legal capacity to rent. I wonder if you have anything in writing from the president warning you not to rent. When important rights are at issue it is important to consult with a lawyer. Don't wait any longer.