Council Memo Details HUD Rule Prohibiting Smoking in Public Housing

New ResourceThe Council has issued a memo to the HCH community outlining the key provisions of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s final rule barring smoking in public housing. Starting on February 3, 2017, all Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) will have 18 months to “design and implement a policy prohibiting the use of prohibited tobacco products in all public housing living units and interior areas… in which public housing is located.” While almost 600 PHAs have already gone smoke-free, all PHAs must be in full compliance by July 30, 2018. Learn important details about this rule, which will affect over 700,000 units, in our new memo.