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Members of Youngstown Housing Task Force Attend License Revocation Hearing - Mahoning Matters


The members urged state lawmakers to take legislative action to strengthen controls that will prevent neglect and abuse in state-licensed residential facilities.

Members of the Quality Group Homes Subcommittee of Youngstown Housing Task Force traveled to Columbus to attend the license revocation hearing Feb. 27 for three state-licensed group homes known as Faith Temple Community Outreach Homes, operated by Alfreda Atkins.

The state has initiated the process of revoking the operator’s licenses, citing a pattern of noncompliance, including many issues with living conditions in the homes and lack of required staffing and documentation for both staff and residents. 

Members of the task force also visited the offices of state Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan of Youngstown and Don Manning of New Middletown and state Sen. Michael Rulli of Salem, urging them to take legislative action to strengthen controls that will prevent neglect and abuse in state-licensed residential facilities.

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