Smoke-Free Housing 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, community centers, day care centers, laundry centers, (and similar structures), as well as outdoor areas within 25 feet from public housing and administrative office buildings. Mercer County Housing Authority is adopting this same policy Authority-wide, which covers the entire housing stock.
This policy bans all prohibited tobacco products in all MCHA dwelling units, within all indoor common areas, administrative office and outdoor areas within 25 feet of MCHA Housing and any MCHA administrative office buildings.
You can download the full policy below.