Haw. Code R. § 15-24-36 - Decent, safe and sanitary housing

Current through February, 2022

(a) Decent, safe and sanitary housing shall be a dwelling which:
(1) Conforms with all applicable housing and occupancy codes;
(2) Has a kitchen area which contains a sink in good working condition and connected to hot and cold water, a sewage disposal system, a stove and refrigerator. When these facilities are not required by local codes, ordinances, or custom, the kitchen area shall have utility service connections and adequate space for the installation of these facilities;
(3) Has a bathroom, well lighted and ventilated and affording privacy to a person within it, containing a lavatory, basin and a bathtub or stall shower, properly connected to an adequate supply of hot and cold running water, and a flush water closet, all in good working order and properly connected to a sewage disposal system;
(4) Has provision for artificial lighting for each room ;
(5) Is structurally sound, in good repair and adequately maintained;
(6) Each building used for dwelling purposes shall have two safe unobstructed means of egress leading to safe open space at ground level. Each dwelling unit in a multi-dwelling building shall have access either directly or through a common corridor to two means of egress to open space at ground level. In buildings of three stories or more, the common corridor on each story shall have at least two means of egress; and
(7) Has one hundred fifty (150) square feet of habitable floor space for the first occupant in a standard living unit and at least one hundred (100) square feet of habitable floor space for each additional occupant. The floor space is to be subdivided into sufficient rooms to be adequate for the family. All rooms shall be adequately ventilated. Habitable floor space is defined as that space used for sleeping, living, cooking or dining purposes, and excludes enclosed places such as closets, pantries, bath or toilet rooms, service rooms, connecting corridors, laundries, and unfinished attics, foyers, storage spaces, cellars, utility rooms and similar spaces.
(b) Sleeping rooms shall:
(1) Include the minimum requirements contained in paragraphs (1), (4), (5), and (6) under subsection (a) above;
(2) Have at least one hundred (100) square feet of habitable floor space for the first occupant and fifty (50) square feet of habitable floor space for each additional occupant; and
(3) Lavatory and toilet facilities that provide privacy including a door that can be locked if the facilities are separate from the room.
(c) The executive director may approve exceptions to the standards but requests shall be limited to items and circumstances that are beyond the reasonable control of the relocatee to adhere to the standards. Approved exceptions shall not affect the computation of the replacement housing payment.

Notes

Haw. Code R. § 15-24-36
[Eff 2/11/91] (Auth: HRS §§ 206E-4, 206E-10.5) (Imp: HRS §§ 206E-4, 206E-10.5)
§ 15-24-36 is based substantially upon § 15-18-16. [Eff 9/22/84; R 2/11/91]

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