Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Get ready to be really ticked off: “Are you looking for sober homes to rent? I have a list!”

[The blog post below was originally posted on January 9th, almost a year ago, and generated a lot of consternation and interest as well. Share this with others who are concerned about the situation with sober homes in Lake Worth*.]

The Craigslist ad below appeared in the “apts/housing for rent” category from a realtor in Palm Beach County:

Here is the title and text from the ad:

$3500 / 4br - 2300ft2 - Are You Looking for Sober Homes to Rent? I have a list! Furnished! (Lake Worth)
If you are looking to run a sober home but are having a difficult time finding a willing homeowner, I can help! I have several options available that are either ready now, or being renovated and will be available in the upcoming week. Homes will be fully furnished and move in ready!!
Please fee free to call, text, or email me at anytime at show contact info XXXXXXX XXXXXX with XXXXXX Realty. [X’d out name and realtor]

I’m sure a lot of people are not going to be thrilled to see this and sorry to start off your day this way. However, if we’re ever going to solve this problem with sober homes everybody has to be involved; and that includes the realtors.

*“Lake Worth” likely includes all 9 Zip Codes, most of which is unincorporated Palm Beach County.