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Prince William launches hoarding task force


A new book, "The Secret Lives of Hoarders: True Stories of Tackling Extreme Clutter" by Matt Paxton with Phaedra Hise, examines the problem in depth. (PERIGEE)

Prince William County has now formed its own hoarding task force, InsideNova.com reports Wednesday. It too will use a multi-agency approach, and will attack a problem that could involve anywhere from 8,000 to 20,000 Prince William residents, Neighborhood Services Coordinator Patricia Reilly told InsideNova’s Kipp Hanley.

Television shows about hoarding have increased awareness of the dangers of hoarding, and Fairfax hoarding officials are going to speak at the Prince William task force’s next meeting. Read more about the situation in Prince William here.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.

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