Just like the crazy uncle everyone shuns at family gatherings…every neighborhood has “that house”. The one with people coming and going at all hours of the day and night, the one where all the police activity seems to happen — you know the one I’m talking about — it’s the Community Nuisance.
Did you know you and your neighbors have a tool available to get rid of the nuisance house? It’s called the Drug Nuisance Abatement Law, and every community association, homeowners association, etc. should familiarize themselves with this law and how to use it in your fight to keep your neighborhoods safe.
Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll spotlight groups/neighborhoods that have used this law effectively, to rid their communities of drug-infested houses — and the people who lived in them. In the meantime, here’s an article from WBAL (2007) that shows what can be accomplished when a neighborhood demands more of its government, and refuses to allow crime to take over