Recently, HUD released five new fact sheets relating to the “Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing” Final Rule. The fact sheets include:
- PHA Staff Tips
- Smoke-Free Policy Recommendation Checklist
- Information for Residents
- Smoke-Free Policy Recommended 18-Month Timeline
- Prepping for Your Smoke-Free Home
PHAs have until July 30, 2018 to implement smoke-free policies for their public housing properties. Policies must prohibit smoking within all public housing units and common spaces. Smoking must also be prohibited within 25 feet of all public housing buildings, including administration buildings.
HUD released additional guidance on instituting and enforcing smoke-free public housing policies in February.