Ruxton rehab house an intriguing dilemma

April 22, 2011

It will be interesting to watch how the issue of a group home for wealthy mental health patients in Ruxton gets handled ("Ruxton residents oppose rehabilitation house in area," April 21). The issue of group homes has been a Gordian Knot for over 25 years. It pits the legislatively and constitutionally supported right to fair and equal housing against a neighborhood's concern over the makeup of its residents.

Neighborhoods in Randallstown and Woodlawn have considerable experience with this, but it will now be intriguing to see how a place like Ruxton, it's elected officials and the media confront this dilemma. Good luck.

Mel Mintz, Pikesville

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