3701-33-07 Housing.

(A) To comply with minimum standards of habitability:

(1) Each building shall be structurally sound, adequate in size for its use and easy to keep clean. Every foundation, roof and exterior wall, door, skylight and window shall be rodentproof, weathertight and watertight. Each building shall be kept in good repair and in a sanitary condition.

(2) Dwellings shall have flooring constructed of rigid materials that are smooth finished, readily cleanable, and so located as to prevent the entrance of ground water.

(3) Wooden exterior walls of each building shall be constructed of decay resistant wood, or covered with a non-toxic paint or other type of protective coating.

(4) The interior walls, ceilings and partitions of each building shall be of substantial construction, smooth finished, free of gross imperfections such as open cracks and holes, and covered with a non-toxic paint or other type of wall covering that is impervious to moisture.

(5) All housing units shall be numbered in a consecutive manner. The identifying number of each housing unit shall be placed on the outside of the unit. Numbers at least three inches in height shall be used for identification purposes.

(6) The following space requirements shall be provided in housing units in existence in the camp on april 2, 1985:

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, for sleeping purposes only in family units and in dormitory accommodations using single beds, not less than fifty square feet of floor space per occupant shall be provided. In a family unit, each child under six years of age must be provided with not less than twenty-five square feet of floor space. No minimum floor space shall be required for each child under two years of age;

(b) For sleeping purposes in dormitory accommodations using bunk beds only, not less than forty square feet per occupant;

(c) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, for combined cooking, eating and sleeping purposes, not less than sixty square feet of floor space per occupant shall be provided. In a family unit, each child under six years of age must be provided with not less than thirty square feet of floor space. No minimum floor space shall be required for each child under two years of age.

(7) The following space requirements shall be provided in housing units constructed or installed after April 2, 1985:

(a) For sleeping purposes only, not less than fifty square feet of floor space for each occupant whether single beds or bunk beds are used;

(b) For combined cooking, eating and sleeping purposes, not less than one hundred square feet of floor space per occupant;

(8) Dwellings used for families with one or more children six years of age or older shall have a separate room or partitioned sleeping area for the husband and wife. The partition shall be of rigid materials and may be moveable, but must be a minimum of six feet high so as to provide reasonable privacy.

(9) Separate sleeping accommodations shall be provided for each sex except in a housing unit occupied by a single family.

(10) Adequate and separate arrangements for hanging clothing and storing personal effects shall be provided for each occupant or family. The minimum storage area for each occupant is twelve inches by thirty-six inches extending from the floor to the ceiling with hooks or rod for hanging clothes and one shelf twelve inches by thirty-six inches. Furniture storage units may be substituted for required shelf storage.

(11) Ceiling height requirements shall be as follows:

(a) In housing units in existence in the camp on April 2, 1985, at least one-half of the floor area in each dwelling unit shall have a minimum ceiling height of seven feet; provided, existing housing units and house trailers may be used when the ceiling height is at least six feet, six inches. No floor space shall be counted toward minimum requirements where the ceiling height is less than five feet.

(b) In housing units constructed or installed after April 2, 1985, ceilings shall have a minimum height of seven feet; provided, house trailers as defined by section 4501.01 of the Revised Code may be used if they meet the requirements of 24 C.F.R. section 3280.104 for ceiling height.

(12) Each habitable room, not including partitioned areas, shall have at least one window or skylight opening directly to the out-of-doors. The minimum total window or skylight area, including windows in doors, shall equal at least ten per cent of the usable floor area. However, each habitable room must have at least one openable window in addition to any windows in doors for that room. The total area that can be opened shall equal at least forty-five per cent of the minimum window or skylight area required, except where comparably adequate ventilation is supplied by some other method.

(13) Manufactured homes as defined in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code that are placed in agricultural labor camps after April 2, 1985, shall meet the requirements of the manufactured home manufacturer or the most current standards for the installation of ground anchors and tiedowns for manufactured homes of the "American National Standards Institute".

(B) To comply with the voluntary standards of habitability, the following space requirements shall be met:

(1) For sleeping purposes only, not less than fifty square feet of floor space for each occupant whether single beds or bunk beds are used;

(2) For combined cooking, eating and sleeping purposes not less than one hundred square feet of floor space per occupant;

(3) Manufactured homes as defined in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code shall meet the requirements of the manufactured home manufacturer or the most current standards for the installation of ground anchors and tiedowns for manufactured homes of the "American National Standards Institute".

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/01/2008 and 08/01/2013

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 3733.42

Rule Amplifies: 3733.42 , 3733.48

Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/1975, 4/2/85, 8/27/98