This model code, developed under a grant from U.S. EPA, contains a menu of healthy housing provisions for any Indiana city or county to use in developing a local code. Some jurisdictions currently without housing and/or rental codes may find they want to start with basic housing requirements; others may find they have ordinances or codes already in place to deal with fundamental housing and rental issues and are ready to tackle more advanced healthy housing provisions; still others may be somewhere in between. This model language is designed to help any community, regardless of the content of their current healthy housing code. The document "Model Healthy Homes Code" provides basic language on the key healthy homes topics and a menu of options for developing local healthy homes codes. Many healthy housing issues involve rental property so we've also included model code dealing specifically with rental issues.
The provisions in IKE's model code have been drawn from existing city, county, state and federal codes, along with the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and the International Property Maintenance Code. See "References" for specific citations and weblinks.