Dwelling Definition Ordinance Amendment

This Ordinance amends the definitions of Family, Single Family Dwellings and Multifamily Dwellings to avoid unintended discrimination under State and Federal Law. It confirms that a family may include one or two people living together and not only their natural or adopted children but also step-children and foster children. It also clarifies that children are permitted to reside with legally appointed guardians. It permits licensed and approved residential houses or no more than ten persons with disabilities as defined in the Delaware Fair Housing Act. Lastly, it recognizes that it is appropriate for 2 families to reside in a single unit when the owner(s) of the unit are elderly and/or disabled.

Acted Upon
Last Action Date: 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014