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Minimum Housing Standards

What is the purpose of a minimum housing code inspection?

To ensure the safety and welfare of City residents by making sure housing is fit for human habitation.

When is a minimum housing inspection required?

If requested by the owner of the property or by complaint basis.

What is the minimum housing code inspector looking for?

The use of space, lighting and ventilation, exits, plumbing, heating, electricity, structural requirements, property maintenance, dilapidation and defects increasing the hazards of fire, accidents or other calamities, as well as possible conditions that would render a house unsafe, unsanitary, dangerous or detrimental to the health, safety, morals or otherwise inimical to the welfare of the residents of the city and its area of jurisdiction.

What if the house does not meet the minimum housing code?

If any dwelling is in violation of the Minimum Housing Code Ordinance the inspector may institute any appropriate action or proceeding to prevent the unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration or use, to restrain, correct or abate the violation, to prevent the occupancy of the dwelling or to prevent any illegal act, conduct or use in or about the premises of the dwelling.

Repairs/Rehabilitations will have to be completed or a structure will be boarded up and vacated. The structure can be repaired during the boarded period; however if no repairs are made the structure can be demolished with demolition costs liened to the property owner.

2020 Housing Conditions Inventory

The 2020 Housing Conditions Inventory includes 9,120 houses inside the city limits. 

Overall, 89.31% of the housing stock is in good condition with no visible signs of violations or deterioration. 2.16% of housing stock (approximately 187 houses) need some amount of repair to meet the City's minimum housing code. Of those, 38 homes are in such poor condition that they could be condemned and demolished.

Statesville Housing Information:

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Housing Inventory Map
List of 159 Properties with Clear Indications of Minimum Housing Violations
List of 38 Properties that are Beyond Reasonable Repair

Property owners (landlords and homeowners) who wish to find out how to improve their properties should call: Planning Department Office at 704-878-3574 or Christopher Hooper, Ordinance Enforcement Inspector, at 704-878-3560.

Housing Resources:

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I-Care's Energy Efficiency Services

I-CARE, a local agency, is offering free weatherization assistance for low income households. The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is designed to help citizens who meet federal low-income guidelines to lower their energy usage and costs. The Heating Appliance Repair and Replacement Program (HARRP) works in concert with the Weatherization Assistance Program to repair and/or replace inefficient heating and air systems in the homes of low-income families, especially the elderly, individuals with disabilities and families with children.

Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region

Habitat Charlotte Region’s Critical Home Repair program provides comprehensive repairs designed to address issues where an income-qualified homeowner’s health and safety might be at risk. Extending the functional life of the home allows the owners, often seniors living on fixed incomes, to age in place in the safety and security of their own home, while also preserving more of our community’s affordable housing units.

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