The State Law governing employee housing is entitled the "Employee Housing Act" and may be found in Division 13, Part 1 of the California Health and Safety Code, commencing with Section 17000. This Act establishes many requirements for permits, fees, and responsibilities of employee housing operators and enforcement agencies, including the Department. This Act also requires the Department to promulgate regulations and to enforce the laws contained in this Act and its regulations.
The Department of Housing and Community Development is responsible for promulgating the rules and regulations known as the California Code of Regulations, Title 25, Division 1, Chapter 1, Subchapter 3. The regulations include specific requirements for the construction of Housing, Maintenance of grounds, buildings, minimum allowable sleeping space and facilities, sanitation, and heating. The provisions of the California Building Standards Code (Title 24) govern the construction of permanent buildings used for employee housing. (See also State Housing Law for appropriate building standards.) The construction of mobilehome and recreational vehicle lots within an employee housing facility are subject to provisions in the Mobilehome Parks Act and the regulations adopted by the Department for such facilities.