Smoke-free multiunit housing benefits residents and property owners alike. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recognized these advantages and designed a rule requiring every U.S. public housing agency to implement a smoke-free policy by July 2018. It is important to include public health strategies when tackling the issue of smoke-free multiunit housing. To this end, local health departments have a role in working with housing agencies and private owners to implement and promote the smoke-free housing policies.
Join this webinar, hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), to learn more about HUD’s smoke-free housing ruling and hear successful strategies on how to prepare, implement, and enforce smoke-free policies for multiunit housing. Presentations will be delivered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and two local health departments who have developed cross-sectoral partnerships to promote smoke-free multiunit housing policies in their communities.
- Increase awareness of smoke-free housing policies and where they can be applied.
- Increase awareness and understanding of HUD smoke-free multiunit housing rule.
- Identify the facilitators and barriers local health department face in developing cross-sectoral partnerships to promote smoke-free multiunit housing policies in their communities.
*The intended audience for this webinar includes local health departments, public health and housing officials, residential property owners and managers, and community assistance organizations.