Effective this summer, on July 31st, all BRHA-owned properties and offices will become “Smoke-Free”. This US Department of Housing and Urban Development initiative and mandate does NOT require anyone to quit smoking; however, smoking will not be allowed on any property or building owned by BRHA. This requirement will impact all residents, visitors, and staff. BRHA plans to help educate, support, and assist individuals who will be effected with the needed resources and programs from federal, state and local agencies who are providing quit smoking materials and counseling resources. BRHA plans additional meetings, open discussions, and cessation resources to interested Residents.
The US Department of Housing & Urban Development’s “Smoke-Free Final Rule” in its entirety can be found here.
Also, access to HUD’s “Tool Kit for Residents” can be obtained at this address: https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/PDFRESIDENTS.PDF