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Building Types

Single-family dwelling -- freestanding
Four or more single units in a common building
Two units either side-by-side or top-and-bottom
A type of home that is usually constructed as a two or three story unit with a common wall or walls bordering the adjacent unit
A complex of dwelling units in which each unit is individually owned rather than rented
Typically one-room with an enclosed bathroom
Shared Housing/Room to Rent:
People living in one home, sharing the living facilities such as the kitchen, living room and bathroom areas. This can be a good setting for those with disabilities.
Single Room Occupancy:
A multi-room and/or multi-floor facility that offers single rooms-for-lease. Typically a larger apartment-style building with shared kitchen facilities
Side-by-side duplex style
Group Home:
A home with six or fewer beds that house residents with chronic disabilities who can no longer live with their families. These homes usually have a trained care giver on staff 24 hours a day.
Assisted Living Facility:
Facilities which provide housing as well as assistance with daily living activities for seniors and people with disabilities. ALFs offer differing levels of monitoring, care and coordination of outside services to ensure the safety and well-being of residents.
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