The town’s Health and Human Services’ Hoarding Response Team is being recognized by the National League of Cities (NLC) as a model program demonstrating innovative and collaborative approaches within government.
The Arlington Hoarding Response Team is one of 27 municipal programs selected for the 2012 City Showcase — NLC’s premiere program celebrating city achievements.
The Hoarding Response Team provides emergency response, intake, referral and follow-up services for persons living in hoarded, unsafe and unsanitary living conditions in their homes. The team, comprised of representatives of multiple town departments, operates on a hazard reduction model to ensure affected residents can safely reside in their homes.
The program will be highlighted during this year’s Congress of Cities and Exposition, held in Boston, Nov. 28 to Dec. 1. During the conference, representatives from Arlington will engage in networking and knowledge sharing with colleagues from around the country..." More