Extreme Case Of Hoarding Has Neighbors Upset

DENVER (CBS4) – The city of Denver may take more action against a hoarder living in the 1900 block of Humboldt Street.

Neighbors say the trash has been piling up for years. Now it’s stacked as high as the fences in both the front and back yards. They are also concerned about the health hazard.

“It’s been a problems since we moved in here, which was 5 1/2 years ago,” said a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.

The neighbors are also concerned about pets they see inside and two children they believe live in the home.

“I just don’t think we as neighbors should have to look at that,” the neighbor said. “I’m concerned for the children that are living there.”

City Council member Chris Nevitt said the homeowner has been cited several times and issued a series of fines, but neighbors say it’s not helping.

“It’s just an eye sore and someone shouldn’t be living in those conditions and we shouldn’t be forced to have to live near someone like that,” the neighbor said.

The city says if the problem gets worse and the owners continue to ignore fines and orders it could clean up the mess itself and put a lien on the property.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Tired of Slumlords says:

    Why does it have to get worse before the City cleans it up? If the address were in Cherry Creek, it would have been cleaned up long ago. The city shrugs and says it can’t do anything in my neighborhood, as well. One police officer, viewing the mess outside a bar on a Sunday morning, shrugged and told a neighbor, “Well, this is just a bad neighborhood, you know?” We get dumpsters overflowing and Cherry Creek has trash can pickup.

  2. SARAHMCCARTHY says:

    i THINK PEOPLE SHOULD MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO children…JUST BECAUSE THEIR NOT “NORMAL DOESNT MEAN THEY DONT LOVE ,CHERISH AND TAKE CARE OF THEIR KIDS…..MAYBE PEOPLE SHOULD OFFER HELP!!! INSTEAD OF CRITICISM AND JUDGEMENT!!

  3. Joe says:

    If the helpless ones like children and animals are involved it’s everyone’s business and it is a health hazard to the whole neighborhood.

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