Washington, Sep 14 -
Over the past few days, my office has received several complaints concerning a proposed ìrehabilitation facilityî in Kingwood that would house adult males who enter for alcohol and substance abuse treatment. The complaints allege that the federal Fair Housing Act supersedes local deed restrictions. I am looking into this matter to determine whether the appropriate response is through an administrative solution on the federal level, legal recourse through the City of Houston, or some other alternative. I donít think such a facility is appropriate for a residential community, especially when itís against the wishes of the majority of the residents in the area. I will release further information when it comes to me.