congregate residence

congregate residence

A building (or portion thereof) containing facilities for living, sanitation, and sleeping as required by the applicable building code; may include facilities for cooking and/or eating for occupancy other than by a family. This classification includes, for example, convents, dormitories, fraternity or sorority houses, and shelters.
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Local jurisdictions also mandate fire safety codes applicable to "congregate residences," including long-term care facilities, and conduct frequent inspections.
The quandary is whether the discrimination laws allow congregate residences to ask someone to transfer out.
Of the 268 communities in this year's survey sample, approximately 42 percent are categorized as congregate residences, 34 CCRCs, and the balance, (25 percent) assisted living communities.
"Measuring the Social Climate of Congregate Residences for Older People: Sheltered Care Environment Scale." Psychology and Aging 2(1): 20-9.