The Palm Beach Post’s recent editorial, “If Legislature can’t help cities with ‘sober houses,’ Congress must,” ignores the fundamental values that underlie the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act — eliminating discrimination in local housing and zoning laws.
In particular, the editorial ignores the struggles of people in recovery, especially those in the early stages of recovery, who need to live in recovery residences (the correct term) surrounded by other people who are committed to and will support and reinforce sobriety. Moreover, your editorial advocates a step backward in the progress we have made in America to ensure fair housing for all.
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