A SMOKE FREE Policy for all Graham Housing Authority will be implemented soon:
On December 3, 2016: “U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a new rule requiring each public housing agency (PHA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy. This rule improves indoor air quality in the housing; benefits the health of public housing residents, visitors, and PHA staff; reduces the risk of catastrophic fires; and lowers overall maintenance costs. Each PHA must implement a “smoke-free” policy banning the use of prohibited tobacco products in all public housing living units, indoor common areas in public housing and in PHA administrative office buildings. The smoke-free policy must also extend to all outdoor areas up to 25 feet from the public housing and administrative office buildings”.
The proposed Smoke Free Policy has been mailed to all Public Housing Residents for comment. Comment period ends May 26th.