ASHEVILLE -- Public housing ban on smoking and vaping begins on Tuesday, local and nationwide. Included housing areunits, indoor common areas, housing offices or within 25 feet of those buildings. Below is information and the link to the federal government hud website. Asheville Housing Authority went smoke-free in all its units at the beginning of July.
SMOKE-FREE PUBLIC HOUSING AND MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES
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 in all their properties. Furthermore, December 5, 2016, HUD published a final rule for each Public Housing Agency administering low-income, conventional public housing to initiate a smoke-free policy. The effective date of the Rule is February 3, 2017, and it provides an 18-month implementation period. All PHAs must have a smoke-free policy in place by July 31, 2018.
Public and Private Affordable Housing Providers’ views on implementing and enforcing smoke-free housing policies. Click Link for federal HUD website.