More resources needed to deal with hoarders

CBC reported on a UBC psychology study that found seven per cent of Downtown Eastside SROs in Vancouver have excessive clutter.

“I actually think we need a coordinated system for helping people with these kinds of issues, but I don’t know many places, even in the world, that have gotten there yet,” said Sheila Woody, a UBC professor of psychology.

She added that Vancouver is doing better than many cities.

A similar story appeared on Yahoo News Canada, Vancouver Sun, The Province and Times Colonist.