In a college town, it goes against all logic that there are parts of town where students cannot live together in more than groups of two.
There are already plenty of areas where students don’t live, mainly due to the cost of living and the location. This law about residential areas where no more than two people with different last names can live together is complicating people’s lives.
This law and its uneven enforcement came to the forefront of the community last year when five girls living together in a house owned by one of their dads were forced to split up. Three of them had to move out in the middle of the semester, despite petitions being signed and pleas at community hearings. Though the outcry over the situation has died down, this law still exists and people still live in fear.
I have a close friend who is moving into a house with a girl who lives in a residential area. They are terrified to have anyone else live with them in this four bedroom home. They are afraid that the police will show up one day and force one of them to move out. People should not be made to feel this way in their own homes. This home is owned by one of the girl’s dads. If he lets them live there, then no one else should say anything about it.