My county is exploring the possibility of adopting a minimum housing code for rental units as part of our affordable housing initiatives. Basically, we can help people who own their property but can do little or nothing to help renters. This ordinance would be aimed at improving their living conditions without having to evict them and condemn the property.
Here's what I need:
1. Some examples of ordinances.
2. Advice on how to conduct a cost analysis for something like this. I need to determine whether new staff would need to be hired to handle complaints -- especially if we partner with municipalities (something that would increase our workload x2 at the least)
Any help would be appreciated, I am starting at ground level without any assistance.