Rural Housing and Code Enforcement: Navigating between Values and Housing Types
62 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2005
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
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