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Delray Beach is taking steps to increase oversight of the sober living industry in a way officials say protects recovering addicts while maintaining the character of the city’s neighborhoods.
The City Commission gave preliminary approval Tuesday to an ordinance requiring sober homes to provide more details about their operations and annually apply for an accommodation from the city.
Sober homes, also known as halfway houses, are group housing for people recovering from alcohol or drug addiction.
The rules would apply to sober homes and everyone else in Delray seeking what’s called a “reasonable accommodation notice.”
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