Living at the airport

A man is suing for the right to sell his home, which is in a converted hangar at an airport. Link.

Apparently, the FAA says no more airport housing:

Obviously this won’t (shouldn’t) affect fly-in communities, as those are private airports that I assume do not receive federal funds. But what’s with prohibiting people from living at airports that do receive federal funds? It seems to me that it should be a municipal matter, as long as (and this doesn’t apply in the linked situation) the residence is not on an active part of the airport.

Why did the FAA prohibit living on airport property?

Security concerns, I imagine.

If they were concerned about security, they should be encouraging it. Folks who live at rural airports know who belongs there and who doesn’t.

Agreed. It’s an interesting clash of ideals and politics, though.