October 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes released today Change is in the Air: An Action Guide for Establishing Smoke-Free Public Housing and Multifamily Properties.
The purpose of this Action Guide is to encourage PHAs and owners/agents of subsidized or market rate multifamily housing to adopt smoke-free policies. The guide also includes insights from some of the early implementers, referred to as smoke-free pioneers. These insights address common questions and concerns PHAs and owners/agents have about smoke-free policies. You can help HUD continue its smoke-free housing initiative by providing details of your experience implementing a smoke-free policy and offering feedback on this Action Guide. Please send your comments to Smokefreehousing@hud.gov.