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Request for Information on Adopting Smoke-Free Policies in PHAs and "Multifamily Housing

HUD published “Request for Information on Adopting Smoke-Free Policies in PHAs and “Multifamily Housing” in the Federal Register.

A copy of the notice may be found here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-04/pdf/2012-24430.pdf

The notice seeks information and invites public comment regarding how HUD can best continue to support the implementation of smoke-free policies for both public housing and multifamily housing. In this regard, HUD is seeking information from the general public and stakeholders, including resident councils, advocacy groups, and housing providers, directly impacted by or involved with the implementation of smoke-free policies in both public housing and multifamily programs.

HUD is specifically seeking information on best practices and practical strategies from housing providers who have implemented smoke-free policies, ideas for overcoming potential obstacles to implementing a smoke-free policy and methods for supporting residents, and housing providers in transitioning to smoke-free housing. The Agency is requesting comments in relation to:

1. Benefits, Risks and Costs of Implementing a Smoke-Free Housing Policy;

2. Initial Policy Development and Implementation;

3. Ways to enforce smoke free policies; and

4. Resources for Policy Implementation.

Additionally, this notice requests input from housing providers that have decided not to implement a smoke-free policy and those impacted by that decision. This information will assist HUD to develop and disseminate additional guidance and resources to support public housing agencies (PHAs) and owners and management agents (O/As) who wish to implement smoke-free policies.

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