Delray Beach officials, as well as residents, have long voiced concerns about the prevalence of sober homes in city neighborhoods.
Sober homes provide safe homes for individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction as they prepare to re-enter society after rehab or incarceration. Since these individuals are protected under federal law, the City of Delray Beach has been largely unsuccessful in its attempts to curb the rise of more such homes and has continued to lobby the feds in favor of an equitable solution.
Proposed change limits number of sober homes in a given area
Currently, the city is proposing a new regulation that would not only limit the number of sober group homes in an area but would also require these homes to be…