Group homes organization sues Raleigh over zoning restrictions

March 05, 1998
Oxford House, Inc., a Washington, D.C. non-profit organization, has filed suit against the city of Raleigh, N.C., for enforcing its zoning restrictions against a group home for people recovering from substance abuse. The zoning regulation requires that group homes with more than four unrelated residents be located more than 1,125 feet from the nearest group home. The Oxford House facility at issue in Raleigh has nine residents and is 360 feet away from an older group home for people with mental disabilities.