In accordance with housing ordinance Section 66-69: Space, use and location requirements, the maximum amount of people that can reside in a home is based on square footage.
Minimum floor space. Every dwelling and dwelling unit shall contain at least 150 square feet of floor space for the first occupant thereof and at least 150 square feet of additional floor space for every additional occupant thereof, with the floor space to be calculated on the basis of total habitable room area. The kitchen, bathroom, shed and porch are not to be included in total habitable area.
a. Required space in sleeping rooms. In every dwelling unit of two or more rooms, every room occupied for sleeping purposes of one occupant shall contain at least 90 square feet of floor space and every room occupied for sleeping purposes by more than one occupant shall contain at least 50 square feet of floor space for each occupant thereof.
b. Separation of sleeping rooms. Each room occupied for sleeping purposes shall be separated from all other rooms by doors that afford privacy. This provision shall not apply to studio apartments.
c. Occupancy of dwelling units below grade. No cellar space shall be used as a habitable room or dwelling unit.
(3) [Basement space.] No basement space shall be used as a habitable room or dwelling unit unless:
a. Floors and walls are weathertight.
b. Total window area, total open area and ceiling height are in accordance with this subsection.
c. Required window area of every habitable room shall be entirely above the grade of the ground adjoining such window area.
Minimum air space. Every dwelling and dwelling unit, hotel, motel, rooming house and boardinghouse shall provide at least 450 cubic feet of air space for each adult for sleeping purposes. Children shall have at least 350 cubic feet of air space for sleeping purposes. The cubic feet of air space is calculated in the room in which persons sleep and not the total habitable area.
(5) Use for business purposes. The habitable area of every dwelling and dwelling unit shall not be used for business or commercial purposes, and, if so used, that area used for business or commercial purposes shall be subtracted and shall not be included in the total habitable area.