Enforcing Occupancy Standards May Violate Fair Housing Act

Enforcing Occupancy Standards May Violate Fair Housing Act



While federal guidelines suggest limiting occupancy to two persons per bedroom, sites cannot use occupancy standards to discriminate against residents based on their familial status. Residents of an Albuquerque, N.M., site filed that complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in June 2008 against the site owners and manager.

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