[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Homestead 10-14-1974 as Ch. 58 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Homestead Borough Housing Code," and will be referred to in this chapter as "this code."
There is hereby adopted by reference thereto the Housing Code of the Allegheny County Health Department, being Article VI of its Rules and Regulations entitled, "Housing and Rooming Houses," as the same is constituted on the effective date of this chapter.
This code provides regulations for establishing minimum standards governing utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to make dwellings safe, sanitary and fit for human habitation; establishing minimum standards governing the condition and maintenance of dwellings, dwelling units, rooming houses and rooming units; fixing certain responsibilities and duties of owners, operators and occupants of dwellings, dwelling units, rooming houses and rooming units; requiring permits for the operation of rooming houses; authorizing preliminary area surveys of dwellings; authorizing the inspection of dwellings and the vacation or removal of dwellings unfit for human habitation; and providing penalties.
Three copies of the Allegheny County Health Department Housing Code shall be kept on file by the Borough Manager for inspection by and use of the public and shall be marked with the words "Borough of Homestead, Official Copy."
The enforcement of the provisions of this chapter is hereby delegated and given to the Allegheny County Health Department.