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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 for their properties.  Furthermore, HUD has proposed a regulation for each Public Housing Agency administering low-income, conventional public housing to initiate a smoke-free policy.  The comment period on HUD's smoke-free public housing proposed rule is open until 1/19/2016, via or the mail address in the proposed rule.

If you have questions that are not addressed by the information below, you can send an email to

Information on Proposed Regulation for Public Housing Agencies


CLICK HERE to view the proposed rule, as well as questions and answers from the Office of Public and Indian Housing.

CLICK HERE to comment on the proposed regulation. 

CLICK HERE for the press release, media kits and related documents.

CLICK HERE for the list of PHAs that the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes currently knows have adopted smoke-free policies for some or all of their public housing units.



Smoke-Free Multiunit Resource Bank


Here you will find tools and resources to assist you and answer common questions 


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Smoke-Free Housing Action Guide 
































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HUD Announces Proposed Regulation to Institute Smoke-Free Public Housing Nationwide 


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*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 policiesClick 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.

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Boston Public Health Commission

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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:




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Prohibiting smoking in public housing would save lives AND $153 million annually