For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   GROUP HOME. Any out-of-home care, detention facilities, shelter facilities, certified children’s crisis care facilities, and medical clinics that are responsible for the care, physical custody, or control of children.
   HALFWAY HOUSE. A supervised shelter designed to provide temporary accommodations; a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; a nighttime residence which is a temporary accommodation for no more than 90 days from the date the temporary accommodation began in the residence of another individual; or a place not designated for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
   HOSTEL. A sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen.
   ROOMING HOUSE. A facility with more than three sleeping rooms that is kept, used, maintained, advertised, or held out to the public as a place where each sleeping room is intended to be the permanent residence of a single occupant, with shared common areas of the residence, other than hotels and motels.
(1982 Code, § 101.01) (Ord. 2012-4, passed 9-10-2012)