Rural Housing and Code Enforcement: Navigating Between Values and Housing Types

62 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2005  

Ezra Rosser

American University - Washington College of Law

Abstract

This paper focuses on the relationship between rural housing and building codes. The paper covers the relationship between the existing urban based literature on housing conditions and the rural housing situation as well as a theoretical exploration of different ways of understanding value in housing. Finally, two rural case studies - the Navajo Nation and a small Colorado subdivision - illustrate the challenges of rural housing code enforcement and demonstrate how officials could benefit from the model.

Keywords: Rural, Housing, Building Codes, Warranty of Habitability, Indian, Reservation, Rural Poor

JEL Classification: I3, K00, K12, O19, R15, R22, R32

Suggested Citation

Rosser, Ezra, Rural Housing and Code Enforcement: Navigating Between Values and Housing Types. Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, Vol. 13, p. 33, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=842584

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