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    Definitions question: dwelling unit vs. housing unit

    Is there a difference between Dwelling Units and Housing units?
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    dwelling vs housing

    Around here housing is a general term, dwelling is specific. The term "unit" doesn't really help IMHO.

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    Means the same thing to me.

    The US Census Bureau definition is
    Housing unit
    A house, an apartment, a mobile home or trailer, a group of rooms, or a single room occupied as separate living quarters, or if vacant, intended for occupancy as separate living quarters. Separate living quarters are those in which the occupants live separately from any other individuals in the building and which have direct access from outside the building or through a common hall. For vacant units, the criteria of separateness and direct access are applied to the intended occupants whenever possible.
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    pick one and be consistent throughout the reg's/ordinance

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Means the same thing to me.
    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    pick one and be consistent throughout the reg's/ordinance
    I agree, they mean the same thing to me.
    We use term dwelling unit in our ordinance.
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