This Note examines the viability of residential group homes for Nebraska’s troubled teenagers. Part II describes the positive impact that community-based group homes have upon abused and neglected youth. Part III addresses the obstacles facing the creation of such facilities, focusing on difficulties posed by restrictive covenants and municipal zoning efforts which restrict residential land use to “single-family dwellings.” Finally, Part IV proposes that protections offered by the Federal Housing Amendments Act under its “family status” provision, as well as the expressed public policies of this state, provide supplemental support in the movement toward sheltering Nebraska’s troubled youth.
Jill E. Thomsen,
Residential Group Homes for Nebraska’s Troubled Youth: An Attractive Alternative to Institutionalization,
77 Neb. L. Rev.
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