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Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing (PDF)

IV. Responses to Comments... Commenters also asked HUD for additional insight into their rationale for a 25-foot perimeter. A group of commenters, however, supported the perimeter and even requested that HUD expand the outdoor restrictions. Some state
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
added Dec 2, 2016 22:59

Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing

This rule requires each public housing agency (PHA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy. Specifically, no later than 18 months from the effective date of the rule, each PHA must implement a “smoke-free” policy banning the use o
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
added Dec 2, 2016 21:49

[New York] VIDEO: New Federal Rule Prohibits Smoking in Public Housing

NYCHA says it has already taken steps to reduce smoking in their buildings and that they will work with residents to create a smoke-free policy. Public housing agencies will have 18 months to implement the ban.
NY1 (Time Warner Cable)
added Dec 1, 2016 11:41

[Massachusetts] HUD boss visits Boston to announce smoke-free public housing rule

Castro said the Boston Housing Authority is the largest authority that is already smoke-free but many other housing authorities have eliminated smoking on their properties. Castro said eliminating smoking usually takes a year for housing authorities, and
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Dec 1, 2016 04:44


Castro said HUD's new rule will provide resources and support to more than 3,100 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to implement required smoke-free policies over the next 18 months. Read HUD's final rule. Throughout this year, HUD worked with PHAs and stake
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
added Nov 30, 2016 20:19
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[Arizona] More apartments going smoke-free in East Valley

“It’s the new, hot amenity,” said Sharon Hosfeld, the smoke-free community coordinator for the Arizona Multihousing Association. “Places that have gone smoke-free have a wait list of renters.” More people are opposed to smoking than ever before, said Hos
East Valley (AZ) Tribune
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45

[Minnesota] New Study Tests Effectiveness of Public Housing Smoking Ban

The new study involved surveying Minnesota public housing residents before and after their facilities enacted smoking bans. Respondents provided demographic information as well as smoking status and their daily exposure to secondhand smoke. Ultimately, 1 (Healthcare Professionals Network)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45

Smoking ban for public housing sparks backlash

Lozier, executive director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. “Our primary concern about this policy is the fate of those who are unable to quit smoking and are evicted for this lease violation,” he added. “Evictions create homelessnes
The Hill
added Aug 25, 2016 13:18

[Nebraska] After 2 fires, Bellevue considers citywide ban on smoking in apartment buildings

two separate fires in less than a week caused thousands of dollars in damage and left a building at the Gateway Park Apartments uninhabitable. Both fires were started by the careless disposal of smoking materials...City Councilman Don Preister hopes to pr
Omaha (NE) World Herald
added Aug 23, 2016 13:30
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[Minnesota] Going Smoke-Free Cut Secondhand Smoke in Public Housing

The implementation of smoke-free policies in public housing was associated with a 20% reduction in indoor secondhand-smoke exposure to nonsmokers in a study conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health. The study, in the CDC journal Preventing Chronic
MedPage Today
added Aug 19, 2016 19:36
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