§ 155-8.20  RESIDENTIAL USE CATEGORY.
   The residential use category includes uses that provide living accommodations to one or more persons.  The group includes two use subcategories: household living and group living.
   (A)   Household living category.  Residential occupancy of a dwelling unit by a household. When dwelling units are rented, tenancy is arranged on a month-to-month or longer basis. Uses where tenancy may be arranged for a shorter period are not considered residential; they are considered a form of lodging.
   (B)   Group living.  Residential occupancy of a dwelling by other than a "household," typically providing communal kitchen/dining facilities. Examples of group living uses include but are not limited to fraternities, sororities, convents, monasteries, nursing homes and the following specific use types:
      (1)   Emergency or temporary shelter.  A dwelling that provides temporary living arrangements (no more than 30 days) for persons who are in need of temporary housing as a result of a short-term personal crisis. Examples include, but are not limited to, homes for victims of domestic violence, economic crisis centers and homes for unwed mothers.
      (2)   Group care home.  A dwelling shared by persons with disabilities who live together as a single housekeeping unit in a long-term, family-like environment in which staff persons provide care, education, and participation in community activities for the residents with a primary goal of enabling the resident to live as independently as possible.
      (3)   Halfway house.  A dwelling that provides temporary living arrangements for persons who are receiving supervision, rehabilitation and counseling to help them re-enter society and live independently.  Examples include, but are not limited to: programs to help residents recuperate from the effects of drug or alcohol addiction; pre-release, work-release, probationary, and other programs that serve as an alternative to incarceration; and programs for persons with family or school adjustment problems that require specialized care and attention.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012)