Home . . .
The Oxford dictionary, (Oxford Online), defines home as, "the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household." This definition implies that a home is something more than one of a person's basic needs - those being food, clothing, and shelter. It is the place where most of us do our living. It is a physical place that seves as the setting in which we live. Yet, it is also more than just that physical structure.
Oxford's definition also addresses the relationships that exist in that setting - the family or household - and so a home is also the context in which we do our living, whether that family/household size is one person or ten people. Whether a home exists within a single-family farmhouse that has stood for more than a century or within a single rental unit located in an apartment complex with hundreds of units, it is, for most people, a central part of our lives.
If you are now considering, or planning for, the life transition which almost everyone makes, transitioning to living on your own, you will have important decisions to make about your future home. Living on your own means having a place of your own where you will do that living. What type of housing best suits your needs? Are there any accomodations necessary to allow you to live independently? Do you need a place that is either accessible or can readily be made accessible?
The following Housing Resources pages are intended to provide information regarding a number of housing related topics. Most of the information pertains to Duluth, MN, as well as the surrounding area. You may browse through these housing resource pages, or you may choose one of the topics from the following list in order to navigate directly to that page and/or section: