Why are group homes allowed in Arvada neighborhoods?

The City is legally obligated under state and federal law to provide "reasonable accommodations" to any protected class. The FFHA and the ADA prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities and prohibit local governments from enacting zoning or land use decisions that discriminate against protected persons. The Colorado legislature declared that group living (for no more than eight persons) is a residential use and a "matter of statewide concern." State law requires local governments with zoning codes to recognize group homes as residential land use and to include them in normal residential surroundings, including single-family residential units; therefore, a Group Home with eight or fewer residents is an allowed use in all Residential Zone Districts in Arvada.

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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?