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Housing Unit

Reviewed by Sujaini | Updated on Jun 13, 2021


What Is a Housing Unit?

A housing unit is a single unit within a larger housing structure where a person or household can use it for eating, sleeping, and living. The unit can be in any housing form, such as a house, apartment, mobile home, or even a single unit in a room party.

Essentially, a housing unit is known as a separate living quarter in which the inhabitants live and eat separately from other tenants of the building or structure. They also have direct access from the exterior of the building or via a specific corridor.

Understanding Housing Units

Housing units are residential units which are located in various types of structures. Other systems include residential homes, apartment buildings, and condo buildings.

Sometimes, there can be several rooms in a large structure like a hotel or motel. These units allow a person or family to live separately from others, which is why they are often called separate living quarters. In addition to the above case, the occupants may have direct access to their own units via a common doorway and/or hallway.

India's housing industry is among the fastest-growing sectors. A large population base, increasing income levels, and rapid urbanization are leading this sector to growth. In the Indian polity federal structure, issues related to housing and urban development have been delegated to the state governments by the Indian Constitution.

The government of the Union Territories is nevertheless responsible for formulating and enforcing social housing schemes. Our housing section highlights various government-led initiatives and schemes for rural, urban and EWS housing.

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