sheltered housing

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sheltered housing

n
(Social Welfare) accommodation designed esp for the elderly or infirm consisting of a group of individual premises, often with some shared facilities and a caretaker. Also called: sheltered accommodation or sheltered homes
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He had probably lived there for years, with a fat prairie-dog for breakfast whenever he felt like it, a sheltered home, even an owl-feather bed, perhaps, and he had forgot that the world doesn't owe rattlers a living.