Neighbors’ discomfort with a group home became more intense when an agitated man who lived there walked to a nearby yard and threatened to kill the occupant and his family. But residents of Poinsettia Street, a few blocks from Lakeland’s Beacon Road fire station, have been told little can be done because the home for adults with developmental disabilities is protected by the federal Fair Housing Act.

Source: The Ledger

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