U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel is hosting a sober homes workshop for selected local government officials on March 11 in Delray Beach with an official from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Gustavo F. Velasquez, Assistant Secretary for HUD’s Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity office, will join Frankel and others on a driving tour of sober homes in Delray Beach.
The group, including unspecified city managers and city attorneys from Palm Beach and Broward counties, will then sit down to discuss problems facing cities from the proliferation of sober homes.
The driving tour and workshop are not open to the public. A press conference will be held after the workshop.
A precise location for the workshop has not been released yet.
“I’m very happy that Congresswoman Frankel is coming back and that she is accompanying the assistant secretary,’’ said Delray Beach mayor Cary Glickstein.
“This is a very positive step for us. Without federal intervention we are going to continue to struggle with this.’’