Date Published: July 2019
Each individual property establishes its own occupancy standards which must be included in the Tenant Selection Plan. Although HUD provides some general guidelines, the decision is with the owner. There is no requirement that requires a live-in aide to have his/her own bedroom or room nor is there a restriction against a live-in aide having a child. When approving the live-in aide and/or a live-in aide with a child, the property has to maintain compliance with the written occupancy standards of the property.