Rural Housing and Code Enforcement: Navigating Between Values and Housing Types
American University - Washington College of Law
Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, Vol. 13, p. 33, 2006
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 62
Keywords: Rural, Housing, Building Codes, Warranty of Habitability, Indian, Reservation, Rural Poor
JEL Classification: I3, K00, K12, O19, R15, R22, R32
Date posted: November 7, 2005