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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 55. Housing, Public Buildings, Urban Renewal, and Regional Housing Authorities
- Section 860. Ordinance to Give Corporation Power to Determine Fitness of Dwellings For Habitation.
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AS 18.55.860. Ordinance to Give Corporation Power to Determine Fitness of Dwellings For Habitation.
- (a) The ordinance adopted by a municipality under AS 18.55.480
- (1) must provide that the corporation may determine that a dwelling is unfit for human habitation if it finds that
conditions exist that
- (A) are dangerous or injurious to the health, comfort, safety, or morals of the occupant of the dwelling, the occupants of
neighboring dwellings or other residents of the municipality; or
- (B) have a blighting influence on properties in the area;
- (2) may provide additional standards to guide the corporation in determining the fitness of a dwelling for human
- (b) The conditions sufficient to support a finding under (a)(1) of this section include the following, without limitation:
- (1) defects increasing the hazards of fire, accident, or other calamity;
- (2) lack of adequate ventilation, light, or sanitary facilities, or an adequate heating source;
- (3) dilapidation;
- (4) disrepair;
- (5) structural defects;
- (6) uncleanliness;
- (7) overcrowding;
- (8) inadequate ingress and egress;
- (9) inadequate drainage; or
- (10) a violation of health, fire, building, or zoning regulations, or any other laws or regulations, relating to the use of
land and the use and occupancy of buildings and improvements.
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