Definition of Family


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This paper summarizes two sources of protection for group homes and supportive housing under
California law. First, it reviews state statutes that protect certain licensed group homes. Second,
it explains California case law relating to the right of privacy, which prevents local governments
from discriminating between families and unrelated individuals.

This seven page memo was produced by Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. in 1998.

This 2003 official opinion by the Office of the Attorney General (California) is about regulating boarding houses in a single family neighborhood. 

A number of jurisdictions have Housing Element programs to update their definition of family. This paper summarizes some of the relevant issues and offers sample definitions. Draft.