A residential facility operated, staffed and financed by the government. Usually referring to a larger institution such as a State Training School, a public residential facility could also be a smaller residential facility such as a half-way house for those returning to the general population after conditional release from prison.

PUBLIC RESIDENTIAL FACILITY: "The training school up the road was a public residential facility."
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