NYCHA Goes Smoke-Free

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) passed a landmark rule aimed at providing smoke-free protections for families residing in public housing developments.  The rule requires all HUD funded public housing authorities to implement a smoke-free policy by July 30, 2018.  This documentary-style film shares the thoughts and views of NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents, public health professionals and tobacco control advocates regarding NYCHA’s response to the HUD rule.



Smoke-Free Housing NYC: Aja

Smoke-Free Housing NYC: Phil

Smoke-Free Housing NYC: Marquisha

The Benefits of Adopting a Smoke-Free Apartment Building Policy
This video offers testimonials from experts on the benefits of adopting a smoke-free apartment policy. You’ll hear from apartment managers, apartment residents, an attorney, a HUD representative, an engineer, and more! Experts provide their experiences with secondhand smoke, fires, costs of property damage, and the changes they’ve seen in buildings that go smoke free.Created by Live Smoke Free (MN), 2010.

Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine
Developed and produced by the Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine and used with permission.

Cautionary Smoke Free Housing Tale: Costs of Inaction