I DO NOT RUN A FLOP HOUSE!

A PROPOSED ORDINANCE COULD SHUT DOWN HIS BUSINESS!

Kerry Allen is the owner and operator of Airline House in North Houston. But like the owners of many other transitional homes in Houston, he has come under fire. Allen’s facility is home to more than 30 parolees and 3 sex offenders. His business could soon be the target of a proposed city ordinance that forbids the clustering or grouping of parolees and sex offenders under one roof within 1000 feet of where children may gather. Allen’s business is directly across the street from a BOYS and GIRLS club and only yards away from a city park. The ordinance is still being discussed by members of the public safety committee. Allen says while he agrees it’s not good for too many sex offenders to be grouped together, non-sex offending parolees should be given a chance to start their lives over in the community. The former parolee says he doesn’t like his facility being called a flop house by city council members. The proposed city law also gets tough on landlords and apartment staffers who rent to sex offenders in close proximity to children. Councilman Adrian Garcia says the issue could be up for a vote before the city council in 30 days!