Hoarding an increasing community health problem

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The number is startling: nationwide, one in twenty households are home to a hoarder.

You may be shocked to find out how many of your neighbors are keeping this secret behind closed doors. Do you live with someone who collects a lot of stuff? Email us a photo at ReportIt@wwlp.com.

The 22News I-Team investigates a growing problem that has unhealthy consequences for any community. See the full report tonight, May 20 on 22News at 11pm.

HoardingWikipedia: Hoarding is a general term for a behavior that leads people or animals to accumulate food or other items during periods of scarcity.

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