Protecting Residents of Unpermitted Housing: How the Exigent Circumstances Standard Applies to Code Enforcement

By Chelsea Lalancette Following a deadly fire at the Ghost Ship live-work warehouse in Oakland, California in December 2016, the local government has been tasked with balancing an affordable housing crisis with a need for safe residences.  Ghost Ship was an arts collective that also served as an unofficial residence and event space, providing affordable, albeit […]