I Want/Resources for Municipalities

Severe clutter threatens the health and safety of those living in or near the home, causing health problems, structural damage, fire, and even death. It is not only a danger to those living in and around the home, but the clutter can also be a hazard to firefighters and other first responders. Because of theses dangers, enforcement of fire and housing codes can be used to help mitigate and abate the problem.

Each municipality treats the problem differently, either using fire, property maintenance or health codes.  Involving a local government may give individuals access to assistance or resources.


Network For Hoarding Professionals – to become a part of this group, email Mary Coalson at Mary.Coalson@aaaphx.org

Hoarding Connection of Cuyohoga County, Ohio


  • Buried in Treasures, 2nd Edition.  David F Tolin, Randy O. Frost, and Gail Steketee, 2014
  • Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things Randy O Frost and Gail Steketee, 2011
  • Making Space Clutter Free, Tracy McCubbin, 2019
  • Make Space for Happiness: How to stop attracting clutter and State Magnetizing the Life You Want, Tracy Mccubbin
  • Strategies to Acquire Less Stuff (e-book), Diane Gambrel, https://smarterspaces.net/shop
  • Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding and Compulsive Acquiring, Michael A. Tompkins, Tamara Hartl, Randy O. Frost (forward) and Gail Steketee (forward)
  • The Hoarding Handbook, A Guide for Service Professionals, Christiana Bratiotis, Gail Steketee, Christina Sorrentino Schmalisch, 2011
"Buried in Treasures" book cover


Beyond Hoarding

MN Hoarding Taskforce Resource List