Burnsville Renters Support Citywide Smoke-Free Housing From 2022-2023 Dakota County Public Health (DCPH) and Live Smoke Free (LSF) collaborated with the City of Burnsville to gather data to inform smoke-free housing opportunities in Burnsville. LSF and DCPH surveyed 221 residents (response rate 24%) and six property managers (response rate 100%) of seven Burnsville multi-unit housing […]

Cannabis Legalization and Smoke-Free Housing in Minnesota As of Tuesday, August 1, 2023, adult-use cannabis (marijuana) is legal in Minnesota. The still evolving policy landscape has created confusion and challenges for property owners and managers, common interest communities, and renters. Minnesota has allowed the use of medical cannabis in oil, pill, and vapor forms since […]

Minneapolis and St. Paul Expand Smoke-Free Housing Criteria for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program incentivizes housing developers throughout Minnesota to develop housing projects that include a smoke-free policy. The LIHTC program is a federal financing program for qualified residential rental properties. The LIHTC program offers investors a […]

Live Smoke Free, a program of the Association for Nonsmokers – Minnesota teamed up with local and national partners to collaborate on the development of an equity-based model smoke-free housing ordinance. Please join us for a two-part webinar series to learn about this innovative approach to promoting equity and housing stability in smoke-free housing public […]