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Presentations of Uniform Act Final Rule Implementation

Decent, Safe, and Sanitary


Lead-based paint is NOT in the rule but is addressed in Appendix A as a public policy consideration. The guidance in Appendix A refers to local code requirements as they pertain to the existence of lead-based paint and the health and safety of the public. If such local code requirements exist, they must be honored. Even if local law does not mandate adherence to such standards, it is strongly recommended that standards be considered as a matter of public policy.

The number of bedrooms needed relates to how many individuals can share a bedroom and the requirement for separate bedrooms for children of different genders. Again, local housing codes govern if this issue is addressed; in the absence of any code requirement, the policy of the displacing agency will be followed.

A minor revision highlights that any physical disability (not just one that requires a wheelchair) needs to be accommodated. The concept of this change is that all relevant disabilities or special needs (e.g., vision, hearing, little people, and displaced persons with service animals) must be considered.

Updated: 9/5/2014
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