(A)   The city adopts by reference the housing quality standards promulgated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, as set forth in the Federal Register, 12-29-1978, part VII, § 882.109, and as provided for by I.C.A. § 562A.15.
   (B)   The purpose of this chapter is to establish minimum health and safety standards for all rental housing in the city. These standards relate to the condition, maintenance and occupancy of all dwellings, except owner-occupied single-family dwellings, and are intended to ensure that all rental housing is safe, sanitary and suitable.
   (C)   If a provision of this chapter is found to be in conflict with a provision of any zoning, building, fire, safety or health ordinance or code of the city, existing on the effective date of the ordinance from which this chapter derives, the provision which establishes the highest standard for the practical promotion and protection of the health and safety of the people shall prevail.
(2013 Code, § 15.5-2)  (Ord. 14437, passed 8-23-1993)