Category Archives: news about hoarding

Housing First in Treating Hoarding Disorder

The movement to house hoarders has become a struggle for many communities. More often than not, caseworkers and housing specialists are not only overburdened but are also not involved in such situations. Good thing in Kansas City area, advocates and agencies are determined to provide housing support that will serve as the best hope for […]

Hoarding is Like an Illness

Adam Chrin, who was evacuated by the firefighters during a gas explosion last year, recalled how people could barely get inside his home because of the floor-to-ceiling piles of old newspapers, books, food scraps and books. Apparently, Chrin is one of the many people who are suffering from hoarding disorder. According to experts, up to […]

Hoarding Issue to Get Worse as Baby Boomers Age

According to statistics, about 15 million people in the country struggle with hoarding and unfortunately this number is likely to increase as baby boomers age. While a person don’t become a hoarder overnight, we see hoarding cases increase significantly from 2.5 million in 2006. Founder of Clutter Cleaner and author of “The Secret Lives of […]

Hoarding: Not an Ordinary Disorder

Hoarding is nothing new in the American culture. As a matter of fact, it is considered an emerging issue that targets the aging population. Hoarding disorder is different from merely collecting stuff and living in clutter. It is already considered a disorder when the behavior causes distress to the individual. If the problem interferes not […]

Tool Kits for Hoarding Interventions

Unfortunately, forced clean-outs of hoarder houses don’t work as an intervention according to a research. As a matter of fact, such only make the hoarding problem worse and more difficult to deal with in the future. Stephanie Yamin, a professor of psychology at St. Paul University, developed a tool kit through her pilot project run […]

Dealing with Hoarders

Hoarding is a serious mental condition that requires professional help. According to Drew Williams-Clark, neighborhood services manage for Oak Park, one of the biggest challenges they are faced with is separating the hoarder from someone who has just a messy house. Below are ways on how Oak Park deals with hoarders. –          If a hoarder is […]

Addressing City’s Hoarding Problem

According to Sergio Lupo, city health director in New Britain, his office gets about for calls a month about hoarding in city apartments and homes. While these hoarding incidents mean no harm, the city has the responsibility to address the problem in order to help ensure the safety of everyone. Taking quick action is what […]

What You Should Know About Compulsive Hoarding

Hoarding is a serious mental condition that affects roughly 2 to 5 percent of the population. If you think clutter is affecting your social life, job and personal safety, here are some of the things you should know. –          Hoarding starts with normal clutter such as boxes stored in your oven or mails piled on […]

32 Cats in Deplorable Condition Rescued

New Hampshire SPCA staff, the Hooksett Police Department and the Building Inspector’s office all worked hand-in-hand to rescue 32 cats and kittens from a hoarder’s home on the 26th of August, 2015. The felines were found in deplorable condition, and many of them required immediate medical attention. The New Hampshire SPCA is now seeking the […]

Queens Home Residents Die in Fire due to Hoarding

Two people were killed after a fire engulfed their home in Queens on Sunday. Firefighters relayed that the hoardings found inside the house posed a serious challenge to infiltrating the building, and by the time they got to the kitchen area, the residents have already died. FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Ferrante said that “the house was […]

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