Re: Communes and Survivalists
From: Diana Carroll (
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 05:58:08 -0700 (PDT)
I think the goal of such laws isn't so that they can be proactively
enforced but so that there's a "cause" by which authorities can shut down
such a situation when they find one.

The two situations where I've heard about them being used are in "crack
houses" and in immigration situations. :-/.

In upscale suburban communities the idea is to keep home values up by
keeping single family homes as "single family". Don't know if they ever
enforce it though!

On Tuesday, July 2, 2013, R Philip Dowds wrote:

> Many communities, including Cambridge and Brookline here in MA, have
> experimented with the unrelated individuals prohibition.  Turns out this
> prohibition is virtually impossible to enforce.
> Sent from my iPad
> On Jul 1, 2013, at 10:11 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] 
> wrote:
> > Actually, this depends on local ordinances too. They usually set a
> maximum on the number of unrelated people who can live in a dwelling.
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