Smoke-Free Policy

On December 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) published the Final Rule “Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing.”  The Final Rule requires housing authorities to implement a policy that prohibits the use of prohibited tobacco products in all public housing units and interior areas, including, but not limited to hallways, rental and administrative offices and structures, as well as outdoor areas within 25 feet from public housing and administrative offices and buildings.

On March 27, 2018, the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority adopted a Smoke-Free Policy  which becomes effective July 30, 2018.

The policy can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink above.

We have also compiled a list of smoking cessation resources for your review and reference.