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A use which provides housing for San Francisco residents, rather than visitors, including a dwelling unit or group housing, as defined in Subsections (a) and (b) below, or a residential hotel, as defined in Section 890.47 of this Code and in Chapter 41 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. Notwithstanding the foregoing, use of a dwelling unit as a Short-Term Residential Rental in compliance with Administrative Code Section 41A.5 shall not alter the use type as a residential use.
(a) Dwelling Unit. A residential use which consists of a suite of two or more rooms and includes sleeping, bathing, cooking, and eating facilities, and has only one kitchen.
(b) Group Housing. A residential use which provides lodging or both meals and lodging without individual cooking facilities for a week or more at a time in a space not defined as a dwelling unit. Group housing includes, but is not limited to, a roominghouse, boarding house, guest house, lodging house, residence club, commune, fraternity and sorority house, monastery, nunnery, convent, and ashram. It also includes group housing operated by a medical or educational institution when not located on the same lot as such institution.
(c) Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Unit. A dwelling unit or group housing room consisting of no more than one occupied room with a maximum gross floor area of 350 square feet and meeting the Housing Code's minimum floor area standards. The unit may have a bathroom in addition to the occupied room. As a dwelling unit, it would have a cooking facility and bathroom. As a group housing room, it would share a kitchen with one or more other single room occupancy unit/s in the same building and may also share a bathroom. A single room occupancy building (or "SRO" building) is one that contains no residential uses other than SRO units and accessory living space.
(d) Homeless Shelter. A residential use which consists of living and/or sleeping accommodations without any fee to individuals and families who are homeless, as defined in the Federal Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 (S. 896), as amended from time to time, subject to the physical and operational standards in Section 102 of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 368-94, App. 11/4/94; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 218-14 , File No. 140381, App. 10/27/2014, Eff. 11/26/2014, Oper. 2/1/2015; Ord. 14-15 , File No. 141210, App. 2/13/2015, Eff. 3/15/2015)