Assessing the Use of the Term ‘Grandfathering’ in Smoke-Free Housing There are many words and phrases in the English language that we use regularly without awareness of their roots. At first glance, a word or phrase may seem harmless, however, a second look sometimes unveils a racist, damaging, or offensive history. In the realm of […]

Photo: The eastern wall of the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Photo by Jaime Martinez. Smoke-Free Tribal Housing Policies Our friends at the Public Health Law Center recently released an excellent resource intended as a guide for Tribal communities working on policies to restrict the smoking of commercial tobacco products in Tribal housing. The guide includes […]

Smoke-Free Housing Recommendations During COVID-19 In Minnesota and many other states across the country, governors have asked residents to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With so many residents staying home throughout the day, it is important for property owners, managers, and renters to do their part to promote healthy indoor environments. COVID-19 […]

Cover of A Guide to Equitable Smoke-Free Public Housing

Our friends at the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) just released A Guide to Equitable Smoke-Free Public Housing. This guide is a resource for Public Housing Authorities, tenants, and advocates who are seeking to find the proper balance between two important public health issues– promoting smoke-free environments and ensuring access to affordable, stable housing. While […]

Three Tips for Winter Weather Compliance Winter is here and that means many Minnesota renters who smoke will be braving the elements to comply with their building’s smoke-free housing policy. Here are some ways property owners and managers can make wintertime compliance easier for residents. 1. Make sure that designated smoking areas are consistently and […]