“Up to five unrelated people can now live in a single home, the Denver City Council decided early Tuesday morning, capping off years worth of work from city planners looking to offer more affordable housing options,” reports Conrad Swanson.
The vote raises the limit of unrelated people living in the same household from two to five. Denver Senior Planner Andrew Webb has argued in the past that the new law is unlikely to significantly increase the number of people in households in the city. “Rather, this legalizes living situations for hundreds or thousands of households across the city,” explains Swanson in the most recent article on the subject.
An article published before the vote by Conor McCormick-Cavanaugh documented strong opposition to the measure from neighborhood groups like “Safe and Sound Denver.”