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The Status of Building Regulations for Housing Rehabilitation

Release Date: 
August 1995
Posted Date:   
August 1, 1995

This report describes the results of the first National Symposium on the Status of Building Rehabilitation Regulations, sponsored by HUD in 1995. The report describes the model codes -- the Southern Building Code Congress International, the International Code of Building Officials, and the Building Officials Code of America -- and their enforcement. The report highlights the experiences of three States -- Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey -- with their own rehabilitation regulations. The symposium participants also recommended that HUD: (1) develop a national policy on housing rehabilitation; (2) conduct a nationwide survey of rehabilitation code enforcement; (3) create self-contained, national model rehabilitation code provisions to be proposed for adoption by the three model code organizations; (4) identify acceptable compliance alternatives to regulatory requirements; and (5) prepare practical guidance materials containing methods of complying with rehabilitation-related legislative mandates.

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