Smoke-Free Multifamily Housing
FROM THE HUD PRESSROOM:
Smoke-Free Multifamily Housing Toolkit Podcast: Click Here!
Smoke-Free Housing Press Release
Toolkits help federally assisted housing managers to adopt smoke-free policies
Toolkits for Owners/Management Agents and Residents
These Smoke-Free Housing Toolkits are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Lung Association, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They are a compilation of existing educational, "how-to" and resource brochures, pamphlets and other information designed to assist owners/management agents and residents of public and assisted multi-family housing who want safer and healthier homes.
The contents of the two Toolkits differ based on the intended audience. Both toolkits contain information on health effects of smoking, a synopsis of the Surgeon General’s 2006 report of the harmful effects associated with exposure to secondhand smoke, Frequently Asked Questions, the HUD smoke-free housing Notices from the Offices of Public and Indian Housing and Multifamily Housing, a list of some Public Housing Authorities that have smoke-free policies, and a list of resources for more information. Other documents in the toolkits are audience-specific.
HUD thanks its partners in the process and the developers of the smoke-free housing materials for giving permission to use the documents in this publication.
Smoke-Free Housing Toolkit for Public Housing Authorities and Owners/Management Agents
Smoke-Free Housing Toolkit for Residents
Link to pdf file Joint letter from partners
Note to Public Housing Agencies
Public and Indian Housing Smoke-Free Notice PIH-2012-25
Office of Housing Smoke-Free Notice 2012-22
Meeting on Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing, August 14, 2012, Kansas City, MO: In conjunction with the National Tobacco Control Conference, the American Lung Association hosted a one-day ancillary meeting on smoke-free multi-unit housing, with an emphasis on affordable housing. HUD and the CDC Office on Smoking and Health participated in this meeting along with several housing providers and advocacy groups. The meeting provided participants with information on approaches that have proven successful in this area. The meeting also offered opportunities to exchange experiences and lessons, learn about helpful resources, and network with peers. A meeting summary is under review and will be available soon.
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