Chapter 18.53
HOUSING FOR THE FUNCTIONALLY DISABLED

Sections:

18.53.010    Definitions.

18.53.020    Adult family home.

18.53.030    Residential care facility.

18.53.010 Definitions.

A.    “Adult family home” means the regular family abode of a person or persons who are providing personal care, room and board, under a license issued pursuant to RCW 70.128.060, to more than one but not more than four adults who are not related by blood or marriage to the person or persons providing the services; except that a maximum of six adults may be permitted if the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services determines that the home and the provider are capable of meeting standards and qualifications provided for by law (RCW 70.128.010).

B.    “Housing for people with functional disabilities” means housing used, or intended for use, by persons with functional disabilities. The term includes, but is not limited to, adult family homes and residential care facilities herein defined.

C.    “People with functional disabilities” means:

1.    A person who, because of recognized chronic physical or mental condition or disease, is functionally disabled to the extent of:

a.    Needing care, supervision or monitoring to perform activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living, or

b.    Needing support to ameliorate or compensate for the effects of the functional disability so as to lead as independent a life as possible, or

c.    Having a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person’s major life activities, or

d.    Having a record of having such an impairment; or

2.    Being regarded as having such an impairment, but such term does not include current, illegal use of or active addiction to a controlled substance.

D.    “Residential care facility” means a facility, licensed by the state, that cares for at least five but not more than fifteen people with functional disabilities, that has not been licensed as an adult family care home pursuant to RCW 70.128.060.

(Ord. O95-035, Amended, 12/19/1995; Ord. 1289, Added, 06/04/1991)

18.53.020 Adult family home.

An adult family home shall be a permitted use in the following zoning districts: RSR, SFL, SFM, MFM, MFH, NC, MU, GC, LI, CS, HC, and ARI.

(Ord. O2017-006, Amended, 07/18/2017; Ord. O97-025, Amended, 12/02/1997; Ord. O96-022, Amended, 12/17/1996; Ord. O95-035, Amended, 12/19/1995; Ord. 1289, Added, 06/04/1991)

18.53.030 Residential care facility.

A residential care facility shall be a permitted use in the following zoning districts: RSR, SFL, SFM, MFM, MFH, NC, MU, GC, CS, HC, LI and ARI. It shall be a conditional use in the following zoning district: HI.

(Ord. O97-025, Amended, 12/02/1997; Ord. O96-022, Amended, 12/17/1996; Ord. O95-035, Amended, 12/19/1995; Ord. 1289, Added, 06/04/1991)