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,\DV Ai\'Ct: NOTI CE OF , t.V l S ED CODE RiQU IR EMENTS FO R A
\.JOR ABLE P ROG RAM fO COMMU NITY I 1 ' ROVEMENT
Sec t i o n 3 O1 ( a ) o f the Housing Ac t of 1 964 a me nd e d S e c tion l Ol(c ) of
th e Housi n g .-\ct of 194 9 t o r equ ir e tha t , eff e ctive S e pt e mbe r 2 , 1 96 7, " . • ..
no ,,,o r '·sbl e ~ ro g r am sh a l l b e c e r t i fi e d or r e c e r t ified u n l es s ( A) t h e l o c a lity

c:s h,, ci in e :fe c t, for a t l ea s t s i x I o n th s prior to such c e r t i fi c a t ion or


r ece~tif ication , a mini mum st a n d a r s housing cod e , r e l a t e d bu t no t l i mi t e d t o
he2.lt'1 , s ~ n ita ti on , a nd o cc up a ncy r equir eme n ts, \-hich is deem e d a d equa te by
c he S e c r e ta ry , a nd (B ) th e Sec r etary is s t i s fi e d t ha t the loc a lit y i s c a r r y ing o u t a n ef f e c t ive pro g r a m o f enfo rceme n t t o a c h i e v e comp l i a nc e wi th su c h
h ou s in g c ode ."
Th i s Gu i de line s p rov i de s ad v an c e no tic e of rev i se d r e quirements f or
loc al co d e adopti on a nd enfo r c e me nt under S e ct i on l Ol ( c) a s am e nded .
In
ad~ itio n , i t se ts forth a n int e r im set o f st a n da r d s e ff e ctive Ma rc h 2, 1967 .
T1ese in te r i 1 s t a n d a r ds a r e bei n g estab li s h ed t o p r ovide a n ord e rly a nd
equi t ab l e t r ans ition f rom t he pre s e nt co de r e u ireme nts o f t h e Work ab l e
~rogram to t hose effe ctive o n S e pt e mb e r 2 , 1 96 7 .
An y community which do es not no w mee t the r e vis ed r e quire me nts shou ld
und e r s t a nd th e mi nimum standa rd s for ap pro v a l a n d thei r effe ct ive d a t e s, un d ~ r
bo th t he int e rim standard s a n d t hos e r eq u i r e d un de r th e a me n ded S e ction lO l ( c) .
Wh i l e S e ction 3O l ( a ) of th e 19 6 4 Ac t cite s only a r e qu i r e me nt fo r th e
adoption a n d e n fo rc e me n t o f a hou si n g cod e ; b ui ld ing , p l umb i n g , e l e ct rica l a n d
f ire pre v e ntion c ode s a r e e qu a l l y pertin e nt t o t h e int e nde d pu rpos es o f t h is
S e ct i o n .
Und e r th e l ang uage o f S e cti o n l Ol ( a ) o f the Hou si n g Ac t o f 1949 , a s
amen ded , which cit e s ".. .
th e adoption, mo de rni za tion, admin i stra tion a nd
enf o r c eme nt o f hou s in g , zo n in g , bu i l d i ng a n d othe r lo c a l laws , c odes and
rogulntions, . , .. ' ' as a ma j or e l ement in the development of " .... positive
programs . . . f or p re ventin g the spread o r re cu rrenc e in th e commun ity of slums
and blighted areas , .• . e ncou r ag in g h ou si n g c o s t reduction s ... a nd t he e l imi nat io n of r es tri c tive p r a ctice s whi ch unn e c e ss a rily in c rease hou s i n g co s ts;
an d un der th e ge n e r a l a ut h orit y o f S e ction l Ol(c), th e adoption a nd en f orc eme nt ,
i n c o nc er t, of a ll fiv e b a s ic c o d e s h as h e r et o fore b ee n a part of Wo rkab l e
Pro gram po li cy .
Th e r ef ore , th e re qu iremen t s with r espet t to . the adoption and
enforceme n t o f the ho usin g co de will a p ply also to the ado pt ion a n d enforc ement
of building , plumbi n g , e l e ctri ca l, an d fi r e pre v en tion co d es .
INTERIM STANDARDS FO R CODES AND ORDINANCES EL EJ1ENT
In an ticipatio n o f th e September 2, 1967, effective date of th e amen d men t, at which time ade q uate codes must have bne n in effect for at l east 6
mon ths , an d in order to prov ide for an order
.:J equitable transition f rom
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t\ e p1· ~sen~ co e adoption a nd code enforcem~nt r~quirements unde r the Workab l e
re r ev ised as follows, effective
e prese nt requirements
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pplicat ion for initial c ertifi c a F0r i~itial ccrtificRtion .
t · on of H \forkRble J?rog r am wi 11 not be accepted fo r process ing
by HUD eg iona l Off ices unless tie locality (1) has in effect,
building, plumbing, e lectric al, housiig, .'.lad fire pre v ention
co de s deemed adec uate by tie S ecr2Lnry, and ( 2 ) is enf orcing
or c o:-:11:iits itself to enforce wit 1out del y) the bui ldin g ,
plumbing, elect ric a l and fire prevention codes, and has initiated (o r commits its e lf to initiate without delay) an
iiterim housing code comp li a nce program, i .c luding the devel o~mcnt of a planne d, systematic, comprehe nsive c o1 mun ity - wide
housing c ode comp liance program.
Fr first rece r tification.
Applications for first recertific at ion
of a Wo rkab le Pro g ram will not be acc e pted for process i ng by HUD
Rebi onal Offices unless the lo c ality (1) has in effe ct building ,
p umbing , ele ctric a l, and fire prevention codes deemed a cceptable
by the Se cretary, and submits acceptable evidence tha t it has
retained s u ffi c ien t trained staff to effectively administer these
codes, and (2) has in effe c t a housin g co de deemed adequa t e by
the S e c retary , an d submits a cceptable eviderrce that it has been
conducting a n effective int erim housing code complian c e pro g r am ,
incl u ding th e development of a planned, systemati c, comp r ehensive ,
long- range housing cod e compliance prog-::am.
For second and subsequent recertifications.
No change in applicable present requirements.
REQUIREME~'TS TO BECO½E EFFECTIVE SEPT&\.fBER 2, 1967
For initial certification . Applications for initial certification
will not be accepted for processing by HUD Regional Offices unl ess
the locality (1) has had in effect for at least 6 months (or will
have had by the expected c ertification date) building, plumbing,
ele ctrical, ho using, a nd fire prevention codes deemed adequate by
the Secretary, (2) submits acceptable evidence that it has initiated an interim housing code compli ance progrp.m;- an .(3) submits
acceptable evidence that it has established an appr6priate administrative organization, which c an effectively carry out code enforce ment activities .
For first recertification .
Applications for first recertification
will not be accepted for processing by HUD Regional Offic1s unless
the locality (1) has had in effect, for at least six months (or
If
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h"i ll h ..w e h ad by the exJ e ct ed r ec 2 rtificc,t ion date ) bui ld ing,
p iu1nbi ng, electric,:11 , housi ng, nn: i:ire pn, v c ntio n codes d eemed
a de quate by t h e S ec r eta ry, ( 2 ) submits wi t
it s app licat ion
a cc ep t ab l e e vid c n e that it h:is i n c xist f,nce a n effe cti ve p r o i::; ra m for e nforceme nt of it s buildin1_; , plumbin g , ele c trical , and
fi r e p r eve ntion codes , includi ng an ndequnt e budge t, s uf fici e nt
t r aine st · ff, a nd an a pp ropriate syste, of forms , records , a d
eporting so as to make t he pro g ram operati v e , (3) s u b mits wi th
its ppli c a tion ac c eptabl e eviden c e t a t it h as been conducti n g
a succe ssful interi m hou sing cod e comp li a nce prog ram, i n cl uding
the es t a blishmen t of an appropri a t e system of forms , r e cords ,
and r ep orting a nd the employme nt of an adequate sta ff for in spections , record - keeping, a nd compliance a ctions to make the
p r o g r am o pe r ative , a n d (4) has prepa red , adopte d, a nd sub itte d
a pl anne d, sys temat ic, area- by - a r ea , commun ity-wide , c omprehensive, long - r nge housin g co de comp lian c e prog r a m de signed to
se cure compliance with th e provi si on s o f the adop t e d housin g
code within a r eason a ble numbe r of years and to ma int ai n al l
r esident ial properties u p t o t e mi nimu m housi n g standards
es t abl ish e d in the c ommun i t y , to ge ther with an est imated budget
to c a rry out the program as planned and s chedule d .
Subs eq uent r e c ert ifica tion s will depend largely on (1) the a ctio n s
taken by the communi ty to keep its co des u p to date , ( 2 ) th e mc.in tena nce of an effe ctive en f orce,ent organiza tion and pro g ram for
adminis tration of a ll co des, and (3 ) the suc c es s of the community
in making r easona ble progress in meeting the schedules established
in its long-range housing c ode compli anc~ pro gram .
( Not e :
Revisions a nd a djustmen t s may be ~ade in the lon g -range hou sing
cod e compliance pro g r a m as circumstan c es may r equ ire, so long as
they do not limit e n f orcement or extend the comp li a nc e s c h e d ul es
a nd staff ing commi tme nts.
Such adj u s t ments shou ld be based up on
an a nnual eva l uation of p rogress as rel ated t o t he estab lishe d
l ong -range g oals, t aki n g into a ccount all proposals affec ti n g
local housing conditions a nd the availability o f standard hou s ing
in the communi t y .)
The materia l unde r t h e f ol lowing h eadings f u rth e r d ef ines and exp lains
the cr ite ria for acceptable adoption and e nforc emen t of codes under the Wo r kab le
Prog r am :
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HOUSING CODE--CRITERIA FOR ADOPTION
To be d eemed adequate by th P Secretary, a h ousi ng code must (1) be the
latest published edition of on e of th e nationally reco g nized ~ode l housing
codes or (2) be a State or locally d eveloped housin g code which cont ains t e chnical
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i.1d :1J::1i : istr:,tiv ._, provisions t h a t a r c n':1soi 1,bly cornp:Jr:11l e to thos e in th e

'!..1tc;st '..)Gr.> lisi1e,i cditior s of th e mo de l cod es , .'1nd (3 ) co t . in the fol lowin g
~)rovisions , whet he r or not th ese arc provid , cl for in tlw mode l code ad opt e d
er u sed :Js a 6 uide :
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Be fully appl icabl e , from th e da t e of its adoption , to all
1ous · ng in the commun it y , r egar l ess o wh e r or und e r ~~at
co de su ch ho usin g was ori g inally con s tructed .
(b)
Re t:ire a fully equi pp ed ba th a,d toi l e t facil ity for e ve r y
dwe 11 ing unit.
Cc)
P r ovide for an adequate means of eg r es s .
(d)
Provide f or a n effective adminis trati ve and appea ls
procedure .
OTHiR COD i S-- CRITER IA FOR ADOPTION
A~option of the lates t pub li shed ed ition of the nationa lly r ecogn iz e d
~odel buildin£ , p lumbing , elect ric a l, and fire prevention co des , without
~evision or mo di f ication excep t for minor adm inistrat ive adj ustments, will be
deemed adeq ua te by the Secre tar y .
Adoption of a Sta t e or locall y developed build in g, plumbing , elec t ri cal, or fire - preve ntion code whi ch cont a in s t e chnica l a nd adm inistrative
provisions r ea sonably comparab l e to thos e containe d in the l a tes t publish ed
ed itio ns of the nationa lly r e cognized mo del codes may a lso, upon r eview and
ana lysis, be de eme d adequate by t he Secre t a r y , ex c e pt that no such code will
be deeme d acceptab le wh ich cont a ins deviations, or r e visions wh ich are
unr eas on ab l y incompat ible with th e s t andards establ ishe d by the model co de s,
o r w;-,ic'1 conta in s de viations or r es tric tiv e practic es so numerous or of such
magnitude as to materia l l y and unre as ona bly incr ease the cost o f constructi on
or r ehab ilit u tion . The provisions of thes e codes shall a l so become effe cti ve
from the dnt@ g f 4p9pti n,
INTERI M HOUSING CODE COMPLIANCE ~ROGRAM
The details of a n ac c e ptable i nt erim housing co de comp li ance program ,
a s referred to above , a re set forth in Guidel ines G- 9, "Hol\_Sing Co de Complian c e
During the First Year Following Adopti on of the Housing Code, 11 ·
A PLA~:NED AND SYSTEMATIC PROGRAM OF HOUSING CODE COMl'LIANCE
The details of a planned and systematic p ro gram of housing co de co~piiance, as referred to above , are s et forth in P-c-ogram Guide No. 1, "Answers
on Codes and Ordinances 11 , and Guidelines G-8, "S ystematic Hous ing Code Co:np·liance. 11
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l:OD i7 C:, "FO'.' C U-;t::i\T IN ~ELAT ION TO l:'LAt N •:o Frnt:RAL - /1.lD PROGl{AMS
Iri e stc·,blishi n g its long- r angr· compliance pro g ram , each c ommunity
s wuld si ve considcr.:it i on t o i ts l ong- r:11 gc plons for uti l izing t he Fed (:ral
h0u~ing ~nd urba n r ene wa l aids in t h e nff,ctcd a r eas . Howeve r , th e se a i ds
~re to be us ~ in comb in at ion wi th , r at h e r t ha n AS s u bs titu t es for , an
~ff~ct ive loc , 1 e nf o r c cme t p ro gram . The use of th e ~Je ra l a id s ay r e ~ :ir~ 1n i nt e n s ifica tion of th e loca l enfor -~munt program i n order t o
assur e a suff i cient s upply of s t andard repl acement ho using fo r pe r sons
te .. por..i rily disp l c ed f r o. pro je c t areas . -tis i, ~.()ort a nt t1at the local
en ~orc eme n t p r ogram i n cl ud e survei l lanc e over areas sch~d ul ed f or future
urb~n r e newal tre t nen t in o rde r t o corre ct condi ti o s tha t a r e hazardous
or inju rious to health and welfa r e and to pre ve n t furthe r de t e riorat i on
?enciing t. e a ctua l st a rt o f p roj e c t cxe cut i o, .
WORL\BL.C: PRO G A:-Vl t.LEMENTS RELAT ED TO COD E ENFORCEMENT
Al thou gh spe c if i c r eq ui r eme n ts a re not being chang ed a t th i s time
for othe r elements of a Wor kab l e P r ogram, l oc a lities (p a rt ic u l a r ly t hose i n
t he ea . ly stages of cod e e nforc eme nt pro g r ams) s hould bea r i n min d t hat the
effective ness of any loc a l hou s i ng code e nforc eme nt prog ram will r equire
solid comm unity sup port ; coord in ated social , fa il y , a nd we l fare servic es
to f mil ies in need o f such se rvic es, and a well - orga niz e d re location service ,
· n cludin g a p r og r am f or see ing t hat adequate relocati on hous in g i s availabl~ .
Therefore , in o rde r to mee t t he n ew code requirem e nts , a commun i ty ,.ay h a v e
to ste p up i ts ti min g o f oth e r a ct i viti es unde r th~ Wo r ka b l e P r o g r am .
DOCUME/\TATIO N
The above eleme n ts o f an effective pro g r am of c odes adopt i on and
enfo rc eme nt should be c a r eful l y a n d f u lly doc ume nted i n appropriate sect i on s
of the ap plica tio n for Wor ka bl e Pro gram cer t ific a t i on or r e c e rt if ic ation
(HUD Form H- 1081 , H- 1082 , H- 108 3, or H- 1084 a s app ro p ri ate ) a n d in t he ne c es sary exhi bi ts to a ccomp a ny the Fo rm.
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