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Fort Worth cracks down on boarding homes
A boarding home facility is an establishment that provides lodging and various services to three or more elderly and/or disabled persons who are not related to the owner, including community meals, light housework, transportation and medication assistance. However, it does not provide personal care services to its residents.
Why it matters: If you own or operate a boarding home in Fort Worth, you need to be aware of the new ordinance regulating their use that went into effect on April 15. Check out the full ordinance.
Under the ordinance, boarding houses may be permitted with certain conditions, including:
If you own or operate a boarding home in the City of Fort Worth, you must comply with these stipulations. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to $2000.
To begin the permitting process: Boarding homes can provide affordable housing options for residents. However, it's essential that they operate within the confines of the law to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all occupants.