single-room occupancy

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single-room occupancy (SRO)

A type of housing in which residents have a private bedroom, but share other communal features such as a kitchen,bathrooms,or entertainment areas.It may be very-low-income housing,student housing,or elder housing.Some very expensive condo and co-op projects include SRO space set aside for domestic help employed within the buildings,because the employees could not otherwise afford to live near where they work.

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Volunteers of America's first housing renovation following Katrina was in 2006 to restore 151 single-room occupancy units that provide housing and supportive services for formerly homeless men and women recovering from substance abuse.
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