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Janesville landlords learn how to prevent hoarding

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Beth Wheelock
October 16, 2008

The City of Janesville is coaching landlords on the best ways to prevent tenants from hoarding.


Neighborhood Development Specialist Kelly Lee says landlords need to be involved. She says if they check in with the tenants once every few months, they can monitor possible problem behavior. Paper, garbage and animals are items tenants often hoard.


Lee says hoarders may need help from social services, a church group or family. She says often family members are aware of the hoarding, but they don't go into the house because they don't know how to handle the problem.


Lee says of the twenty to thirty houses the city vacates a year, around ten involve hoarding.


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