The City, in compliance with the requirements of the Code of Iowa, as amended, hereby adopts the December 17, 1979, version of the "Housing Quality Standards" promulgated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (24 CFR section 882.109[a] through [l]) as the adopted Model Housing Code for the City, as amended. The City has integrated the housing quality standard in sections 17-5-1 through 17-5-20 of this chapter, which provisions, to be enforced by the City, are as stringent as, or more stringent than, those in the Model Housing Code as adopted. (1978 Code §17-1; amd. 1994 Code)