Board upholds order that could break up 11-member household

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Hartford board has upheld an order that threatens to break up eight adults and three children living in a single-family home in the city’s wealthiest neighborhood.

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a cease-and-desist order by a city official who said the residents are violating the zoning code for single-family homes in the West End. The code says no more than two people can live together if they aren’t related by blood, marriage, civil union or adoption. It allows unlimited “domestic servants.”

The Hartford Courant reports that the nine-bedroom home’s residents include three couples, two other adults and three children who consider themselves a family.

The residents’ lawyer calls the code unconstitutional and expects to appeal the board’s ruling.


Information from: Hartford Courant,

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