PIH’s Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule was finalized on December 5, 2016, and became effective February 3, 2017. All PHAs must comply with the rule and implement smoke-free policies within 18 months of the effective date, no later than July 31, 2018. The elimination of second hand smoke that can migrate between public housing units can be an important step towards improving the health of residents as well as reducing maintenance costs for PHAs.

PIH is working to provide additional smoke-free resources. If you have specific questions related to smoke-free public housing, please send an email to SmokeFreePublicHousing@hud.gov.

Smoke-Free Guidebook for Public Housing


Implementing Smoke Free Public Housing
Smoke Free Policy Checklist
 Recommended 18 Month Timeline
Information for Residents
 Getting Ready to Go Smoke Free

Help Taking Action: Guidance For Your Work
CDC Support Service

Office on Smoking and Health
When Your Building Goes Smokefree, Will You?
When Your Building Goes Smokefree, Will You? (In Spanish)