New York City Hoarding Guide

A Board Member’s Guide to Detecting Signs and Preventing Liability


Stacks of newspapers. Piles of old clothing. Bags of cans. Old containers. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is an adage that can be taken to a disturbing extreme.Hoarding disorder occurs in an estimated 2% to 6% of the population and often leads to substantial distress and problems functioning, according to the American Psychiatric Association.

If left unaddressed, residents who suffer from this debilitating disorder can become a hazard to their neighbors, the building and themselves.

Read our guide to learn what to do if hoarding is an issue in your building.

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Steps for Condo or Co-Op Hoarding Clean-Up, NYC

How Your Condo or Co-op Can Help with Hoarding Cleaning Services