Brooklyn Park Renters Support Citywide Smoke-Free Housing In 2019 Brookly Park, Hennepin County, and ANSR staff began reaching out to select multi-unit properties (both smoke-free and smoking-allowed) in Brooklyn Park asking to survey residents on the topic of smoke-free housing. The goal was to learn about smoking habits in apartments, resident experience of secondhand smoke, […]

Background In August 2021 the Minneapolis Health Department (MHD) and Live Smoke Free (LSF), a program of the Association for Nonsmokers – Minnesota, surveyed owners/managers of Minneapolis rental properties to gauge support for and understand access to low-income smoke-free housing. Respondents answered questions about their properties where rents are subsidized by Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs). […]

Join Live Smoke Free and the Public Health Law Center for two upcoming smoke-free housing webinars for public health professionals and anyone interested in clean indoor air! How to Create Affordable Smoke-Free Housing Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Time: 11:00 a.m. Central Time This 45-minute webinar will describe how to initiate, implement, and equitably enforce smoke-free policies […]

A FREE webinar for affordable housing providers Hosted by Live Smoke Free and the Minneapolis Health Department Clean indoor air is more important than ever, but even the best smoke-free policies sometimes need a tune-up. Get tips from the experts on how to improve smoke-free compliance in affordable housing. Speakers will provide practical and effective […]

Live Smoke Free Wraps Up “Clean Air for All: The Smoke-Free Public Housing Project” In March 2018 the Live Smoke Free program was awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support public housing agencies (PHAs) nationwide, including residents, staff, and resident service providers, with implementation of the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

Image: Councilmember Rebecca Noecker gives a shout out to Live Smoke Free’s Kara Skahen and Jeanne Weigum for their work on an ordinance to require a smoking policy disclosure before the sale of a unit in a common interest community. Saint Paul to require smoking disclosure City Council takes first step to help protect condo […]

Ramsey County Renters Support Citywide Smoke-Free Housing Earlier this year, Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health (SPRCPH) and Live Smoke (LSF) completed a resident survey in multi-unit housing (MUH) that asked questions of adults who live in apartment buildings in Ramsey County. The goal was to gauge Ramsey County residents’ interest in adoption of […]

Smoke-free common interest communities are becoming more and more popular in Minnesota. Check out this smoke-free condominium in Brooklyn Park.

Dakota County Receives 2020 NACo Achievement Award for Smoke-Free Housing Hats off to our partners at the Dakota County Public Health Department (DCPH) and the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) for receiving a 2020 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for their smoke-free housing efforts! Big thanks to HealthPartners for their partnership […]

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 […]