I don’t agree with it, but we have a definition for family. I am wondering if other places have a definition for family and if so, what is it.
see their website: http://www.evansville-diocese.org/Michaelskis said:Do you have much of a Catholic population?
Not allowed more than six at all, even with a Use Permit? 8-!boiker said:ours is similar to JNA. if your blood related, as many as you can fit are permitted by zoning ordinance (building code is another thing). We are a college town and we limit a family to no more than 3 unrelated individuals. We issue "group family/occupancy" permits to allow upto 6 unrelated individuals, however there is a spacing requirement. Over 6 unrelated is not allowed.
Yes, that is correct. So obvisouly, we run into problems when big, old 3,000 sq ft houses that have room for 7or 8 in them are converted for college student use. Legally, the owner can only have 6 max in that house, and that is only under the condition that the group occupancy permit is issued. If there is not permit, or a permit can't be issued for the porperty due to spacing requirements, then only 3 unrelated individuals can live together.Habanero said:Not allowed more than six at all, even with a Use Permit? 8-!
I'll second that.The One said:I don't see much point having a definition for "family" anymore, beyond a basic understanding that a structure cannot contain more people than allowed by fire code. Lots of constitutional problems with trying to enforce who can live where, without stepping on religeous, property rights and equal housing freedoms.
I recall from a planning law course in grad school a case where the definition of the term family was brought before the Supreme Court. The case, Village of Belle Terre v. Boraas, 416 U.S. 1 (1974)michaelskis said:I don’t agree with it, but we have a definition for family. I am wondering if other places have a definition for family and if so, what is it.
Not sure if this has been discussed previously. Probably it has.
Anyway, can you please tell me your definition of family, specifically the number of unrelated people permitted in the definition of family. We've got a violation, big surprise, and wanted to look at the average number of non-related personal permitted in the definition of family. Our current ordinance definition allows no more than three unrelated people, which I suspect is pretty typical.
I don't really want to get into a discussion on the legality of defining the family because my personal opinion is that I don't believe we have the right to define it and I know the courts have refused to define it based on fair housing. I've already advised our officials on that, but they still would like to know the typically number of unrelated persons that other jurisdictions allow.
The City of Missoula had such a definition. Which was controversial for a while. Of course that was eight years ago. I don't know if they have changed it since then.Our's kind of prohibits college students from living togeather in single family districts.