A Special Task Force Helps Hoarders Dig Out and Avoid Eviction

An Orange County task force is teaching hoarders how to clean up their mess with compassion.
3:00 | 04/01/14

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This world news be on the headline there's a dirty secret happening in homes all across America. According it affects an estimated 25% of the population. Long considered a form of obsessive compulsive disorder. It was recently classified as a unique psychiatric condition. The problem is growing so much that communities across the country are now creating special teams to work with quarters. I joined one of those teams an Orange County California. We went inside quarter homes where the problem was overwhelming. But these teens are trying a new tactic instead of red tagging Horner homes and evicting residents their teacher quarters how to pull themselves out of their -- An offering help lake mental health services. You might think -- is just a danger for the people who live in the homes but that's not the case there are health hazards -- quarters and the people who live next to that. Not to mention potential for dangerous fires. We'll have our journey inside these quarter homes tonight on world news. For ABC news and Yahoo! News I'm Cecilia Vega you can follow me on Twitter. At Cecilia Vega ABC.

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