Re: Communes and Survivalists
From: Richart Keller (richart.kellergmail.com)
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2013 05:54:31 -0700 (PDT)
Amherst MA specifies 4 unrelated individuals--the basic focus is absentee
landlords who pack houses with students...
On Jul 2, 2013 10:36 AM, "Sharon Villines" <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com>
wrote:

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> On Jul 2, 2013, at 7:34 AM, R Philip Dowds <rpdowds [at] comcast.net> wrote:
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> > 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.
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> The only instances I know of where it has been enforced is when groups of
> students or young people fill a house with largely transient residents.
> They usually have had loud parties and affect the quality of everyone else
> on the block. I don't know the numbers in DC but in other places I've lived
> the number is quite high -- 8 unrelated people? It has been beyond the
> normal (or even unusual) family grouping number.
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> Such houses become in effect not homes but wall to wall beds. And
> invitations to party. We had one in our neighborhood a couple of years ago.
> The person was advertising parties on the internet. In other instances they
> were in effect unlicensed nursing homes.
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> I think the law is also a deterrent to landlords if it is on the books.
> The landlord has more lose when renting in violation of the law.
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> Sharon
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> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
> http://www.takomavillage.org
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