Grand Junction, CO asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Colorado

Q: Is there a law of how many kids can live in a 2 bedroom house with their two parents?

I have been made aware of a family (step mom and a dad) who have two boys 6 & 4 and a 1 year old girl expecting a new baby boy in a few months who live in a two bedroom 1 bathroom house with multiple dogs as well.

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A: Under what is known as the “2+1” standard, it is considered housing discrimination to adopt an occupancy limit on a dwelling that is less than two persons per bedroom plus one person per unit. So, for a two-bedroom apartment, any limit that is less than five people runs afoul of federal statutes designed to prevent housing discrimination against families.

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