Sober living homes are halfway houses for addicts. How many should be allowed in Atlantic City neighborhoods? Should the Hansen Foundation follow local law?
From the Press of Atlantic City: States, municipalities and even the federal government have been slow to enact standards and regulations for them. The dispute over what regulations are desirable reached Atlantic City recently, where a sober living house has opened in apparent defiance of a municipal ordinance.
Hansen Foundation Sober Homes and Half-Way Housing in Atlantic City.
Some operators buy up vacant properties and single family homes. These properties are then converted into group homes, with up to 10-15 people living there.
Some half-way houses fail to provide adequate treatment. Instead, some prioritize billing insurance programs.
Some research: 70% of overdoses occur close to sober homes. Neighborhoods and addicts are harmed if these properties are poorly managed.
The Hansen Foundation operates sober living homes in Atlantic City. They recently opened a home in violation of city ordinance. Atlantic City ordered them to vacate the property. Litigation continues.
Hansen Foundation probably not happy that some jurisdictions are handing down rulings: it isn’t discriminatory or a violation of the Fair Housing Act to limit these so-called Sober Homes.
Read full story in Press of Atlantic City: Hansen Foundation Ignores Atlantic City Law About Sober Homes?