Chapter 17.13
EMERGENCY AND TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

Sections:

17.13.010    Emergency housing intent.

17.13.020    Transitional housing intent.

17.13.030    Definitions.

17.13.040    Districts where emergency housing and transitional housing are permitted.

17.13.050    Recreational vehicles and park models.

17.13.060    Minimum conditions.

17.13.010 Emergency housing intent.

Emergency housing is intended to provide short term temporary housing in order to help transitional persons (defined below) who are temporarily without shelter, at risk of homelessness, or experiencing personal or family crisis make the transition to a more permanent, safe, and stable living situation. Emergency housing may also include self-sufficiency training and human services for such persons. (Ord. 1426 § 5 (Exh. E) (part), 2011).

17.13.020 Transitional housing intent.

Transitional housing is intended to provide housing on a temporary basis in order to help transitional persons make the transition to placement in permanent housing. Transitional housing may also include self-sufficiency training and human services for such persons. (Ord. 1426 § 5 (Exh. E) (part), 2011).

17.13.030 Definitions.

A. “Emergency housing” means temporary housing provided to transitional persons for a period of up to thirty days, provided by nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, establishments of religion, or other organizations or partnerships formed to promote public welfare, for the purpose of facilitating the movement of such persons to a more permanent, safe, and stable living situation.

B. “Nonprofit corporation” means an organization that does not distribute its surplus funds to owners or shareholders, but instead uses them to help pursue its goals, and that is certified by the Secretary of State of the State of Washington as a nonprofit corporation. The term “nonprofit corporation,” as used herein, does not refer to an organization’s federal tax code status.

C. “Park model” means a towable living unit which is built on a single chassis and mounted on wheels, primarily designed to provide temporary or permanent living quarters, which may be connected to utilities necessary for operation of installed fixtures and appliances, with a gross exterior square footage of less than four hundred square feet when set up, certified as approved as such by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries as evidenced by the attachment of their official “green seal,” and identified with a tag on the unit containing a serial number beginning with the letters “PT” or “RPT.” A park model is the same as a recreational park trailer.

D. “Recreational vehicle” means a vehicular unit primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use with or without motive power, of such size and weight as to not require a special highway movement permit and certified as approved as such by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries as evidenced by the attachment of their official “green seal.” For the purposes of this chapter, this definition does not include “park models,” which are considered separately.

E. “Transitional housing” means temporary housing provided to transitional persons for a period of thirty-one days to twenty-four months by nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, establishments of religion, or other organizations or partnerships formed to promote public welfare, for the purpose of facilitating movement of said persons to independent living.

F. “Transitional person” means an adult or child who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This definition excludes any persons who are abusing alcohol, prescription drugs, or other controlled substances. (Ord. 1426 § 5 (Exh. E) (part), 2011).

17.13.040 Districts where emergency housing and transitional housing are permitted.

A. Single-Family Residential (R-L) District.

1. An owner-occupied single-family dwelling used for emergency housing or transitional housing may house up to six transitional persons (adults and children) not related to the owner as conditionally permitted. Dwellings may not be used for emergency housing or transitional housing when not owner occupied, with the following exception: accessory dwelling units may be used for emergency housing or transitional housing when the main dwelling is owner occupied and the emergency housing or transitional housing is overseen by the owner. Emergency housing or transitional housing is not permitted in dwellings other than single-family dwellings and associated accessory dwelling units;

2. Recreational vehicles and park models shall not be used for emergency housing or transitional housing in R-L Districts, except by conditional use permit, and then only on property owned by nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, establishments of religion, or other organizations formed to promote public welfare. No more than two such units may be permitted for any one such property, and no such unit may be permitted on vacant property;

B. Multi-Family Residential (R-M) District.

1. Single-Family Dwellings.

a. Emergency housing or transitional housing for up to ten transitional persons (adults and children) is an allowed use in a single-family dwelling. Accessory dwelling units may be used for emergency housing or transitional housing when the main dwelling is owner-occupied and the emergency housing or transitional housing facility is overseen by the owner. Recreational vehicles and park models may be used for emergency housing or transitional housing only by conditional use permit. One such unit may be allowed for one residence, and no such unit may be used on vacant property;

b. Emergency housing or transitional housing for more than ten transitional persons requires a conditional use permit;

2. Multi-Family Dwellings.

a. In multi-family dwellings, emergency or transitional housing is only allowed in owner-occupied buildings or apartment complexes;

b. Emergency housing or transitional housing for up to ten transitional persons not related to the owner is allowed in multi-family buildings or apartment complexes;

c. Emergency housing or transitional housing for more than ten transitional persons not related to the owner requires a conditional use permit;

d. Recreational vehicles and park models may be used for emergency housing or transitional housing, only by conditional use permit. One such unit may be allowed for one building or apartment complex, and no such unit may be used on vacant property;

3. Nonresidential Sites. Recreational vehicles or park models may be used for emergency housing or transitional housing on properties owned by nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, establishments of religion, or other organizations formed to promote public welfare by conditional use permit only. No more than two such units may be permitted for any one such property, and no such unit may be permitted on vacant property;

C. Tourist Accommodations (T-A) District.

1. Single-Family Dwellings.

a. Emergency housing or transitional housing for up to ten transitional persons (adults and children) is an allowed use in a single-family dwelling. Accessory dwelling units may be used for emergency housing when the main dwelling is owner-occupied and the emergency housing facility is overseen by the owner. Recreational vehicles and park models may be used for emergency housing or transitional housing only by conditional use permit. One such unit may be allowed for one residence, and no such unit may be used on vacant property;

b. Emergency housing or transitional housing for more than ten transitional persons requires a conditional use permit;

2. Multi-Family Dwellings.

a. In multi-family dwellings, emergency housing or transitional housing is only allowed in owner-occupied buildings or apartment complexes;

b. Emergency housing or transitional housing for up to ten transitional persons not related to the owner is allowed in multi-family buildings or apartment complexes;

c. Emergency housing or transitional housing for more than ten transitional persons not related to the owner requires a conditional use permit;

d. Recreational vehicles and park models may be used for emergency housing or transitional housing only by conditional use permit. One such unit may be allowed for one building or apartment complex, and no such unit may be used on vacant property;

3. Nonresidential Sites. Recreational vehicles or park models may be used for emergency housing or transitional housing on properties owned by nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, establishments of religion, or other organizations formed to promote public welfare by conditional use permit only. No more than two such units may be permitted for any one such property, and no such unit may be permitted on vacant property;

D. Downtown Mixed Residential Zone.

1. Single-Family Dwellings.

a. Emergency housing or transitional housing for up to ten transitional persons (adults and children) is an allowed use in a single-family dwelling;

b. Emergency housing or transitional housing for more than ten transitional persons requires a conditional use permit;

c. Accessory dwelling units may be used for emergency housing when the main dwelling is owner-occupied and the emergency housing is overseen by the owner. Recreational vehicles and park models may be used for emergency housing or transitional housing only by conditional use permit. One such unit may be allowed for one residence, and no such unit may be used on vacant property;

2. Multi-Family Dwellings.

a. In multi-family dwellings, emergency housing or transitional housing is only allowed in owner-occupied buildings or apartment complexes;

b. Emergency housing or transitional housing for up to ten transitional persons not related to the owner is allowed in multi-family buildings or apartment complexes;

c. Emergency or transitional housing for more than ten transitional persons not related to the owner requires a conditional use permit;

d. Recreational vehicles and park models may be used for emergency housing or transitional housing only by conditional use permit. One such unit may be allowed for one building or apartment complex, and no such unit may be used on vacant property;

3. Nonresidential Sites. Recreational vehicles or park models may be used for emergency housing or transitional housing on properties owned by nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, establishments of religion, or other organizations formed to promote public welfare by conditional use permit only. No more than two such units may be permitted for any one such property, and no such unit may be permitted on vacant property;

E. Downtown Single-Family Residential Zone and Downtown Mixed Use Zone.

1. Emergency housing is not allowed;

2. Transitional housing is not allowed. (Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 18) (part), 2017; Ord. 1426 § 5 (Exh. E) (part), 2011).

17.13.050 Recreational vehicles and park models.

All recreational vehicles and park models used for emergency housing and transitional housing are subject to the following conditions, in addition to minimum conditions listed below (Section 17.13.060):

A. Conditional Use Permit. Recreational vehicles and park models may be used for emergency housing by conditional use permit only. Park models may be used for transitional housing by conditional use permit only. Recreational vehicles may not be used for transitional housing;

1. No recreational vehicle or park model so permitted may be used for rental or vacation housing, and such use shall constitute a violation per subsection J of this section;

2. All permit applications shall be accompanied by a submitted plot plan showing the location, installation specifics determined necessary by the planning director and by the public works director, and all other pertinent information required in this chapter. See “Siting requirements” and “Installation requirements,” below;

3. All permit applications shall be accompanied by an application form provided by the planning director together with appropriate supporting documents demonstrating compliance with this chapter;

4. Owner authorization shall be required for all conditional use applications for emergency housing and transitional housing;

B. Conditional Use Permit Review. A conditional use permit for emergency or transitional housing shall be subject to review by the planning director six months after approval, to allow for review of compliance and adequacy of conditions. In the course of that review, the planning director may elect to allow the use to continue, amend conditions, or require another review six months thereafter;

C. CMC Code Exceptions. Portions of the CMC prohibiting or limiting habitation of recreational vehicles (including but not limited to Sections 17.04.080 and 17.20.010(D)) shall not apply to conditionally permitted recreational vehicles or park models used for emergency housing or transitional housing;

D. Recreational Vehicle Standards. Recreational vehicles used for emergency housing shall comply with all requirements established by the city and by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I):

1. All units shall display on the outside of the unit a L&I “green insignia” or “green seal,” and no alterations may occur without re-inspection and a new L&I “green seal”;

2. All units shall comply with ANSI A119.2 and NFPA 1192 standards;

3. All units shall include facilities for living, cooking, bathing, and sleeping;

4. Tent trailers may not be used for emergency housing;

5. All units shall be fully insulated for year-round use;

E. Park Model Standards. Park models used for emergency housing and transitional housing shall comply with all requirements established by the city and by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I):

1. All units shall display on the outside of the unit a L&I “green PT insignia” or “green PT seal,” and no alterations may occur without re-inspection and a new L&I “green PT seal”;

2. All units shall comply with 2009 ANSI A119.5 standards or as amended;

3. All units shall be fully insulated for year round use;

4. All unit roofs shall have adequate snow load capacity;

5. All units shall have built-in mechanical air exchange systems in the kitchen and bathroom;

6. All units shall be equipped with standard household flush toilets. Mechanical seal toilets are not permitted;

F. Vacancy Requirements. The hearing examiner may require that recreational vehicles used for emergency housing stand vacant for a certain number of days per year in order to reduce impacts on neighboring properties. No such requirement shall apply to park models used for emergency housing or transitional housing;

G. Siting Requirements. The following shall apply to all recreational vehicles and park models used for emergency housing or transitional housing:

1. Units shall not be located in the front yard;

2. Units shall not be located in any right-of-way or easement;

3. Unit location shall conform to all building setback requirements;

4. Units shall be located a minimum of fifteen feet from the main dwelling or structure;

5. Units shall be located a minimum of ten feet from any detached accessory structure;

6. The hearing examiner may require Type B landscape buffering to screen units from adjacent lots or the street. Buffering is not required to screen from alleys;

7. Park models are not allowed in parking lots;

8. A maximum of two park models or recreational vehicles may be allowed on the property of establishments of religion or other facilities defined in Section 17.13.040(A)(2). Units (including any steps, awnings, or porches) must be spaced a minimum of ten feet apart;

9. A maximum of two recreational vehicles may be allowed in a parking lot, if permitted by the hearing examiner. Parking lots may not be used for recreational vehicles unless the hearing examiner determines that parking spaces will remain adequate for the primary use. Units (including any steps, awnings, or porches) must be spaced a minimum of ten feet apart;

10. Location of any unit must comply with lot coverage requirements;

H. Installation Requirements. The following shall apply to all recreational vehicles and park models used for emergency housing or transitional housing:

1. All units shall be supplied with electrical power and shall connect to city sewer and water utilities per city of Chelan Development Standards. Use of a sewage holding tank is not permitted. Water shall not be supplied with a garden hose. Power shall not be supplied by an extension cord from the main dwelling or structure;

2. All units shall be installed on a pad no smaller than the entire footprint of the unit. Pads shall be level concrete, asphalt, or three inches minimum compacted gravel. Drainage shall be directed away from the pad;

3. Tarps or other nonstandard protection shall not be used on roofs, walls or windows of units;

4. Recreational vehicles must be sheltered under a snow shed with a pitched roof for winter occupancy. Snow sheds must be permitted structures;

5. Park models must be installed with skirting. Skirting must be a securely attached exterior material that extends around the entire unit between the ground and the outer bottom portion of the unit. The exterior material shall be suitable for the outer portion of a finished residence;

6. Park models shall have steps or ramps with landings at each entry. Said steps, ramps and landings shall be structurally independent of the unit, may not use any part of the park model as a structural member, and must conform to IBC standards;

7. Park models must be set on wheels with stabilization jacks under all four corners of the unit. Tie-downs or anchoring straps are required;

I. Inspections and Checklists.

1. The permittee shall give the Chelan building official notice when the unit is ready for inspection and shall not proceed further until approval has been given by the official pursuant to each inspection;

2. All recreational vehicles and park models conditionally permitted for emergency housing or transitional housing shall be inspected after installation. No unit may be occupied prior to inspection and approval by the building official;

3. Inspections shall ensure that all requirements of this code are met for each installation;

4. Annual inspection by the building official is required for each unit to ensure continued compliance with all the requirements of this code. The building official shall provide the permittee with twenty-one days’ notice prior to inspection;

5. Inspections without notice may be required at the discretion of the planning director, and the planning director may order more frequent than annual inspections to ensure compliance;

6. The permittee shall complete a safety checklist, provided by the planning director, based upon Section 17.13.060, prior to occupation of any unit by a new transitional person or family of transitional persons, and shall complete said checklist yearly at the minimum. All checklists shall be submitted to the building official within fourteen days of notice of annual inspection (subsection (I)(4) of this section);

J. Violations, Penalties and Enforcement.

1. It is a violation of this chapter to use a recreational vehicle or park model for emergency housing or transitional housing without a permit, or contrary to the provisions of a permit issued therefor, or in violation of this chapter.

2. Each day’s use of a recreational vehicle or park model for emergency housing or transitional housing without a permit or contrary to the provisions of a permit issued therefor shall constitute a separate violation.

3. Violations and penalties shall be applied to the permittee or any person allowing a recreational vehicle or park model for emergency housing or transitional housing, not to any transitional person.

4. Except as otherwise expressly provided, any violation of this chapter shall be enforced according to the uniform procedures set out in Chapter 2.80. (Ord. 1502 § 4 (Exh. Q), 2015; Ord. 1426 § 5 (Exh. E) (part), 2011).

17.13.060 Minimum conditions.

All emergency housing and transitional housing are subject to the following minimum conditions:

A. Number of Residents. The number of residents allowed in an emergency or transitional housing facility is determined by zoning district, type of dwelling unit (single- or multi-family) and whether or not the dwelling is owner occupied, and is specified above, except for recreational vehicles and park models;

B. Number of Residents in a Recreational Vehicle. The number of residents allowed in a recreational vehicle conditionally permitted for emergency housing shall be determined by the number of beds or other designed sleeping spaces built into the unit. All residents of any one unit shall be members of a single family. The number of residents may be further limited by the hearing examiner;

C. Number of Residents in a Park Model. The number of residents allowed in a park model conditionally permitted for emergency housing or transitional housing is limited to a maximum of six persons for up to thirty days, and limited to a maximum of five persons for thirty-one days to twenty-four months. All residents of any one unit shall be members of a single family. The number of residents may be further limited by the hearing examiner;

D. Licensing. A business license is required for all emergency housing facility permittees and for all transitional housing facility permittees;

E. Living Requirements.

1. Space Requirements. Emergency housing and transitional housing must comply with all applicable standards, including International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) standards and including the requirement for at least two hundred square feet of living space per person. Confirmation by the building official that the residence complies with applicable IBC and IRC provisions, based on the number of people who will occupy the premises, is required. This condition shall be waived by the building official for recreational vehicles and park models when conditionally permitted and complying with “number of residents” requirements, above;

2. Kitchens. Kitchens for emergency housing and transitional housing must be adequate for safe and sanitary food preparation and storage. Where a CUP is required, the hearing examiner may determine adequacy based upon the size and condition of kitchen appliances (including but not limited to freezers, refrigerators, stovetops, ovens and dishwashers), food preparation surfaces, sinks and food storage areas;

3. Bathrooms. One full bathroom or one three-quarter bathroom must be provided for each three bedrooms;

4. Doors. Every bedroom, bathroom and closet door must open from the inside and the outside. All exit doors leading to the outside must open from the inside without a key or any special knowledge or effort by residents;

5. Lighting. Emergency housing and transitional housing must provide adequate light fixtures for each task a resident or staff does. Emergency lighting for staff and residents, such as working flashlights, must be readily accessible;

6. Safety and Maintenance. Emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must:

a. Keep the facility both internally and externally in good repair and condition with a safe, sanitary environment that is free of hazards;

b. Ensure that there is outdoor space that is safe and usable for residents;

c. Provide safe and functioning systems for:

i. Heating;

ii. Cooling (which may include circulating fans);

iii. Hot and cold water;

iv. Electricity;

v. Plumbing;

vi. Garbage disposal;

vii. Sewage;

viii. Artificial and natural light;

ix. Ventilation; and

x. Any other feature of the facility;

d. Ensure water temperature does not exceed one hundred twenty degrees Fahrenheit at all fixtures used by or accessible to residents;

e. Provide storage for toxic substances, poisons, and other hazardous materials that is only accessible to residents under direct supervision;

f. Provide rapid access for all staff to any bedroom, toilet room, shower room, closet, or other room occupied by each resident;

g. Keep the facility free from rodents, flies, cockroaches and other vermin;

7. Telephones. Emergency and transitional housing permittees must provide at least one working nonpay telephone in the facility, and must ensure residents have reasonable access to the telephone;

8. Temperature and Ventilation. Emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must ensure adequate ventilation, and that the maximum and minimum temperature of any room used by a resident is adequate and does not compromise health and safety;

9. Water Supply.

a. Emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must provide a clean and healthy drinking water supply for the facility.

b. If not using public water supplies, emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must obtain local health authority approval to use a private water supply.

c. Emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must label any nonpotable water to avoid use as a drinking water source;

10. Bedroom Windows.

a. Emergency housing and transitional housing bedroom windows must not be more than forty-four inches above the floor;

b. The bedroom window must have the following:

i. A minimum opening area of 5.7 square feet, except that grade level floor window openings may have a minimum clear opening of five square feet;

ii. A minimum opening height of twenty-four inches and a minimum opening width of twenty inches;

iii. Emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must ensure that bedroom windows can be opened from inside the room without keys or tools;

c. When resident bedroom windows are fitted with storm windows, emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must equip the storm windows with release mechanisms that easily open from the inside, and do not require a key or special knowledge or effort to open;

d. Emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must ensure that each basement window and each resident bedroom window are kept free from obstructions that might block or interfere with access for emergency escape or rescue;

11. Automatic Smoke Detectors. Emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must ensure approved automatic smoke detectors are:

a. Installed, at a minimum, in every bedroom used by a resident, on every level of a multilevel facility, and in proximity to the area where the management sleeps;

b. Installed in a manner so that the fire warning is heard in all parts of the facility upon activation of a single detector; and

c. Kept in working condition at all times;

12. Fire Extinguishers.

a. Emergency housing and transitional housing emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must provide an approved five-pound 2A:10B:C rated fire extinguisher on each floor of the facility;

b. Emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must ensure the fire extinguishers are installed according to manufacturer recommendations, inspected and serviced annually, in proper working order; and readily available for use at all times;

c. If required by Chelan fire authorities, emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must provide different fire extinguishers in place of the fire extinguishers required in subsection (E)(12)(a) of this section;

13. Space Heaters and Stoves.

a. Emergency and transitional housing permittees must ensure that oil, gas, kerosene, or electric portable space heaters are not used in an emergency or transitional housing facility except during a power outage when the portable heater is the only safe source of heat; and

b. Emergency and transitional housing permittees must ensure that portable stoves and heaters do not block residents, staff or household members from escaping, and that electric cords do not present a hazard;

F. Site Access. Emergency housing and transitional housing must have a road accessible at all times to emergency vehicles;

G. Water Hazard Safety. Water features and bodies of water, including decorative pools, constructed or natural ponds, and constructed water features are prohibited on the premises of emergency housing and transitional housing facilities, except swimming pools, which must conform to current Chelan zoning and building code requirements;

I. Fire Safety. Confirmation by the building official that the facility meets applicable fire safety standards, based on the number of people who will occupy the premises, is required;

J. Emergency Preparedness.

1. All emergency and transitional housing facilities must have written emergency and disaster plans and procedures to meet the needs of each resident during emergencies and disasters.

2. Emergency and Disaster Plan Requirements. Transitional housing and emergency housing permittees must ensure the emergency and disaster plan includes:

a. Plans for responding to natural and man-made emergencies and disasters that may reasonably occur at the facility;

b. Actions to be taken by staff and residents when an emergency or disaster strikes; and

c. The fire drill plan for evacuation of the facility.

3. Fire Drill Plan and Procedures for Emergency Evacuation – Required.

a. Emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must:

i. Have an emergency evacuation plan, including a fire drill plan and procedures, for evacuating all residents from the facility; and

ii. Not admit or keep residents who cannot safely be evacuated.

4. Elements of Emergency Evacuation Floor Plan. Emergency and transitional housing permittees must prepare and maintain an emergency evacuation floor plan that includes:

a. An accurate floor plan of the facility, including rooms, hallways, and exits (such as doorways and windows) to the outside of the facility;

b. Emergency evacuation routes showing the paths to take to exit the facility; and

c. The location for the residents to meet outside the facility.

5. Posting the Emergency Evacuation Floor Plan – Required.

a. Emergency housing and transitional housing permittees must display an emergency evacuation floor plan on each floor of the facility in:

i. A visible location in the facility; and

ii. Common areas normally used by residents, staff and visitors.

6. Emergency Evacuation Drills – Required.

a. Frequency and Participation. Emergency and transitional housing permittees must ensure emergency evacuation drills occur at least every two months;

b. Documentation of Emergency Evacuation Drills – Required.

i. Emergency and transitional housing permittees must document in writing the emergency evacuation drills, which must include:

(A) Names of each resident and staff member involved in the drill;

(B) Name of the person conducting the drill;

(C) Date and time of the drill; and

(D) The length of time it took to evacuate all residents.

7. Emergency Evacuation – Notification Required.

a. Emergency and transitional housing permittees must notify the planning director immediately by telephone, and in writing within ten days, of:

i. Any fire; or

ii. Emergency evacuation from the facility;

J. Utilities. Sewer capacity and adequacy of domestic water supply shall be confirmed by the city of Chelan public works department, based upon the number of permitted residents;

K. Traffic. Traffic mitigation measures may be established for dwellings that are permitted as emergency housing or transitional housing for fifteen or more residents (adults and children) plus managers and other service providers;

L. Managers and Other Service Providers.

1. Any emergency or transitional housing facility that is not owner occupied must have a live-in manager;

2. The hearing examiner may limit the number of service providers (including volunteers and paid employees, and including both live-in managers and day workers) and require mitigation measures for emergency housing facilities and transitional housing facilities that use service providers to avoid impacts on the neighborhood and ensure that the facility is consistent with the intent of the zoning district in which it is located and the character of the neighborhood. Any human services or training provided on the premises shall be for the benefit of residents only;

M. Drugs and Alcohol. Use of alcohol and controlled substances, except by prescription, is strictly prohibited on emergency or transitional housing premises;

N. Home Occupation Businesses. Home occupation businesses are not permitted in single-family dwellings used for emergency housing or transitional housing, except by conditional use permit;

O. Compensation. Providers of permitted emergency housing or transitional housing may receive compensation from transitional persons living in that housing; however, ability to pay a specified amount may not be used as a criterion for admitting individuals to permitted emergency housing or transitional housing;

P. Buffering. For conditionally permitted emergency housing or transitional housing, buffering per the Chelan landscaping code may be required at the discretion of the hearing examiner;

Q. Dispersal of Like Facilities. For all emergency housing facilities and transitional housing facilities conditionally permitted, the hearing examiner shall take into consideration the desirability of spacing like facilities at least one block apart, and avoiding concentration of like facilities within a single neighborhood;

R. Neighborhood Character. For all emergency housing facilities and transitional housing facilities conditionally permitted, the hearing examiner shall take into consideration the neighborhood character established by any adopted neighborhood plan. (Ord. 1426 § 5 (Exh. E) (part), 2011).