Sunday, August 21, 2011

'Not In My Backyard' Attitude Lingers

DECATUR, Ala. -- Despite more than three decades of public education, group homes continue to face the "not in my backyard" attitude.
So say advocates for those with intellectual disabilities — and Carol Taylor, whose adult son Lane Barnes lives in a group home on Cleveland Avenue Southwest in Decatur.
They say little has changed since Congress passed the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
"We're still hearing the same old stories about property values and crime," Taylor said.

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