The Hoarding Task Force of Washtenaw County is a partnership of public and private agencies, which seek to raise awareness of hoarding and to preserve safe and appropriate housing.
We believe that all people have a right to live in safe, healthy housing that meets all code requirements and is comfortable.
The Hoarding Task Force works with individuals to help achieve their set goals. This can include mitigating the legal consequences of hoarding, re-establishing the usefulness or environmental quality of their housing, or negotiating family relationships.
Based on principles of Harm Reduction, we recognize that even if one does not fully stop a harmful behavior, one can still make meaningful and significant improvements in their quality of life. By reducing the severity, impact, and harm caused to an individual, even small improvements in behavior can make a big difference.