Drug evictions create obstacles to housing homeless in Mountain State


MARTINSBURG, WV (AP) — Trouble is brewing in West Virginia for a promising program moving homeless people into housing.

Martinsburg has passed a city ordinance allowing police to evict renters if they even suspect drug use.

The so-called “drug house ordinance″ has been adopted by a dozen West Virginia towns.

Advocates say it conflicts with a proven strategy to get homeless people under a roof first, then treat their drug problems. 

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