Re: fire and safety hazards from hoarder
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 06:40:49 -0700 (PDT)
If they are a senior you can get help from senior services. Know that
they may do work to remove the person from their home.

On Sun, Apr 21, 2019 at 3:53 PM Fern Selzer/US/CA/95003/NBC via
Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at]> wrote:
> I have been searching in the cohousing-l  archive for something on these 
> topics and couldn't find anything.   Has anyone had the experience in their 
> community in dealing with a hoarder?    The people who have seen it think 
> it's a fire hazard and also looks dangerous for the person living there for a 
> variety of reasons.   There are rats there also.
> In our HOA we have a nuisance paragraph, nothing specifically about 
> that.Also, this person is frequently not cooperative about any requests and 
> feels misunderstood or mistreated.   However, this person let someone in 
> their house to help with  the rats and those who went in were really 
> concerned about the state of the home.
> Any ideas?  ThanksFern
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(The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill
Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church
Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries

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