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HUD Smoke-Free Housing Policy


The Thomaston Housing Authority has designated all of our housing properties as a smoke free facility. The “Smoke Free” designation will be implemented through a lease addendum. There will be no smoking in entry ways, porches, community rooms, community bathrooms, within all interior living areas and in all areas within 25 feet of buildings. Smoking will be permitted on the grounds in a designated area assigned by the Thomaston Housing Authority. This policy applies to all residents, guests, visitors, service personnel and employees. 

Purpose of Smoke Free Policy – To mitigate the irritation and known health effects of secondhand smoke. Decrease the risk of smoke related fire to property and personal safety. Minimize the maintenance, cleaning, and redecorating cost associated with smoking. 

Definition - The term “smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, breathing or carrying any lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or other tobacco product, as well as any other similar lighted product in any manner or any form. 

“No Smoking “signs will be posted outside on the properties and inside the office buildings. 

If a resident smells tobacco smoke (or smoke substance of any kind) in any place in the building, they are to report this to the office as soon as possible. Management will respond and take appropriate action.