This website has resources to help you plan for, implement, and build support for smoke-free policies for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Multifamily federally assisted properties. HUD strongly encourages Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and all multifamily housing owners/agents to implement smoke-free policies in all their properties. Furthermore, December 5, 2016, HUD published a final rule for each Public Housing Agency administering low-income, conventional public housing to initiate a smoke-free policy. The effective date of the Rule is February 3, 2017, and it provides an 18-month implementation period. All PHAs must have a smoke-free policy in place by July 31, 2018.
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Smoke-Free Multiunit Resource Bank
Here you will find tools and resources to assist you and answer common questions
Information on Final Rule for Public Housing Agencies
CLICK HERE to view the Final rule.
CLICK HERE for the press release
*NEW* To view a brief video from Boston featuring housing authority residents' support of smoke-free housing, click here!
Public and Private Affordable Housing Providers’ views on implementing and enforcing smoke-free housing policies. Click here
What housing providers need to know to go smoke-free. This video covers benefits and obstacles and how to address them. It presents tips to enforcing the policy and shows how a resident family of smokers adapted to the policy.
Businesses and Health
Boston Public Health Commission
This video from the Boston Public Health Commission shows a clinician discussing her patient’s successful attempt to quit smoking by using resources provided by the Commission and Boston Housing Authority’s policy to go smoke-free:
Prohibiting smoking in public housing would save lives AND $153 million annually