The City of Spokane is working on a variety of housing initiatives that address safe and quality housing. In 2016, a groups of external stakeholders, city council and staff convened to address quality and affordable housing. The recommendations developed from the Task Force are being implemented today, namely the Property Maintenance Code (PMC) which specifically addresses housing quality and safety. The PMC is a code that addresses minimum property maintenance for existing structures and accessory structures within the City of Spokane. To read the PMC draft and other materials visit the Mayor's Housing Quality Task Force page.
Under Spokane Municipal Code 17F.070, Existing Building and Conservation Code exists the Substandard Building code. Substandard Buildings are defined as, a "substandard building" is a building which fails to meet the minimum standards. In the generic sense the term includes "substandard buildings" and "unfit buildings" and "boarded-up buildings". There are 12 criteria for Substandard Buildings. One or more must be met, measured on extend of the damage. An unfit building is one which the criteria listed are present and to such an extent as to warrant demolition. To learn more visit the Code Enforcement webpage.
Property Maintenance Codes
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