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I was just informed that not only are we only supposed to have 2 people per room in a house/apt but also that an adult cannot LEGALLY share a room with a child!!!

What??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guess i am not so much the 'law abiding citizen' -huh?
 

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What????

That sounds loony. Did someone tell you that, or did you find some sort of municipal ordinance?

I guess I'm a lawbreaker, too. Oh, and my neighbors and their 6 kids will be really interested to hear this.
 

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I really break the law. There are 5 of us on a two king beds pushed together
 

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yup, we're breakin' the law too. There's four of us in a queen size bed,unless it gets to be too much for DH, then he's on the couch.
 

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Well, we are looking to move so that we can have a 2nd room... and i was talking to our could be furture landlord, and she asked how many people there would be to make sure that there would only be 2 people per room... she let me know about the child/adult law and i told her that that was stupid and she may as well know right now that its one we will be breaking! She agreed and i felt better!
 

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From what I've found so far, this mainly applies to familes applying for housing assistance.

http://www.mhfa.state.mn.us/about/fairhous.pdf

Page 47 talks about the "Occupancy Standards"

http://www.mhfa.state.mn.us/managers...cRentalHsg.pdf

Page 2 talks about # of children per bedroom

Here is more on Occupancy Standards:

http://rental-housing.com/rental/occupancy.htm

http://www.lawhelp.org/documents/122871PH01.pdf

Page 10 addresses sharing bedrooms w/children ex: parents w/baby, brothers with sisters... more than 2 kids in one room...

I did find this:

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A major victory was won by advocates on the Committee's last day of debate, lead by those in the civil rights community. A section of the bill which would have imposed a national occupancy standard of two persons and a less-than-six-months-old child per bedroom was struck. The section would have permitted occupancy standards to be established to provide a "decent home and services" and "enhance livability." The battle was won by arguing that the Fair Housing Act already permits reasonable occupancy standards established to ensure health and safety. All that remains in the bill is a statement that HUD may not set federal occupancy standards.
http://www.nlihc.org/mtm/update14.htm
 

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From what I've read, its just one of those 'things' where someone is just trying to impose what they believe is a 'better standard of living' than what us folk
believe is the proper way to sleep with our babies/children.

Seems like for the most part, some of it has to do with fire safety issues, like with maximum occupancy in restaurants/hotels/and the such. However, I would feel most secure if I had all my babies near me in case of a fire


The biggest issue that is cropping up is indeed related to the cultural differences in sleeping arrangements. Seems like 'they're' (the gov...) might finally have noticed that not everyone likes to have their babies away from them and need to have everyone in the same bedroom...


However, if anyone DOES find a link to a law stating that parents cannot share a bed with a baby or child, PLEASE post it so I can write a letter
 

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When I was looking for apartments a couple of years ago (ds was 1) I was told by one landlord that according to law there could not be more than 2 persons per one bedroom. I got pissed off and called the city of Mpls. They told me that there is no law imposing this, but that it's up to each landlord to set up their own regulations.
They like to feel that they are backed up by some stupid law, but that's NOT the case.

Josefina.
 

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WI has laws like that

Waukesha County no more than 2 ppl to a room
Walworth county is depending on toal sq feet of the apt

I do think its apts only that have those restricitons
also boys and girls cant share a room after a certain age, I think it's like 7
No 7 y/o girls sharing a room with a 2 year old boy
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