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 the guide focuses on HUD’s Public Housing smoke-free rule, the philosophy of equitable implementation and enforcement can be applied to all types of rental housing.

The guide features Live Smoke Free’s work in partnership with Dakota County Public Health (p. 8) and Clean Air for All, Live Smoke Free’s project with the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) (p. 22).

In celebration of its release, NHLP will host a webinar to discuss the best practices for equitable implementation and enforcement of smoke-free policies. Live Smoke Free Program Director, Kara Skahen, will discuss the importance of partnerships in creating, implementing, and enforcing smoke-free policies.

Webinar: A Guide to Equitable Smoke-Free Public Housing

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific


  • Bridgett A. Simmons, National Housing Law Project
  • Kara Skahen, Live Smoke Free
For more information, contact NHLP at