Healthy Housing Laws that Work

Healthy Housing Laws that Work

A fact sheet about Effective Implementation & Enforcement Clauses

Most localities have housing or property maintenance codes to promote public health and protect property values. These laws typically set forth basic health and safety standards for rental housing within the jurisdiction.

To ensure that property owners comply with these laws and safely maintain housing, it is important that ordinances contain implementation and enforcement provisions. Localities proceed with enforcement if property owners fail to bring the housing up to code after inspection.

Our Healthy Housing Laws that Work fact sheet explains different ways that local governments can enforce housing and property maintenance codes, and provides general information on the types of enforcement used by cities. Be sure to check out all of our healthy housing resources!


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