By: Becky Bower
Recently the policy restricting occupancy to two-persons per bedroom has come into question. Arguing that the occupancy standards are discriminatory because they are based on familial status, will this be the leading trend in fair housing litigation?
But what about the “Keating Memo”?
The Keating Memo, issued in December 1998 by HUD, established the two-persons per bedroom maximum occupancy as the standard policy. According to the memo, the two-persons per bedroom rule is acceptable with some limited exceptions in light of other relevant factors. One example of an exception would be that two adult parents with an infant child should be allowed to rent a large one-bedroom. Continue reading