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Many communities are 'fighting' the intrusion of the 'illegal aliens' by passing laws that limit the number of people than can legally occupy a house.

so... communal living may just be 'illegal'

PS. A person on a local city council recently said that the council has passed a city ordinance specifying that new houses have to be larger than 1600 ft2. Somebody else observed that 'empty nestors and retirees' who want to downsize will not be able to find housing in that city.

ralph@unexpected.consequences :-)
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