What is a group home?

Generally, the term Group Home refers to housing occupied by a group of unrelated persons with disabilities that are a protected class under the Federal Fair Housing Act (FFHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons with disabilities include those with a condition that substantially limits major life activities, such as blindness, hearing and mobility impairment, developmental disabilities, and mental illness. These facilities provide housing, personal care, and rehabilitation services, affording individuals with disabilities the same right to use and enjoy a home as individuals without disabilities.

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1. What is a group home?
2. Why are group homes allowed in Arvada neighborhoods?
3. What is a sober living facility?
4. Why are sober living facilities allowed in Arvada neighborhoods?
5. How are sober living facilities regulated?
6. What is "reasonable accommodation"?
7. Do group homes or sober living facilities require rezoning?