Article Title

The Search for Effective and Cost-Efficient Housing Strategies: Enforcing Housing Condition Standards Through Code Inspections at Time of Sale or Transfer

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Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law


Federal funding for housing programs in the United States has been cut about seventy-five percent during the 1980s compared to funding levels in the 1970s. This reduction in federal support has meant that local governments, which rely heavily on federal housing funds and are relied upon to carry out federal housing policies at the local level, have been forced to look to alternative housing strategies and funding sources.