In our state up to six persons under care are permitted as a "personal care home". More becomes "group home" and building codes kick in, with sprinklers among other requirements.
Recent applicant for rezone to conduct, conditionally, assisted living in a residential hood was denied.
Reason: Applicant leased house and immediately moved in with some of her "charges", over whom she has POA.
She listed them as co-lessees, and was therefore "street-legal" according to state licensing.
Our town's single family zone does not require that occupants be related, but does say members must function as a "household unit".
Applicant's charges were not supervised well enough during the period leading to the public hearing for the application, and a number of "escapes" generated responses by local police as well as ire of neighbors.
One citizen at hearing keeps seasonal residence in Long Beach, CA, and stated that in that city such an operation is called a "six-pack". He had observed that every time a six-pack was allowed in Long Beach, there was a degrading of neighborhood quality and an uptick in first responer calls.
Anyone here hear of that term and its alleged effect?