Smoke-free common interest communities are becoming more and more popular in Minnesota. Check out this smoke-free condominium in Brooklyn Park.
Wondering about the benefits of converting your rentals to non-smoking units? Look at all the great reasons why property owners and managers are opting for smoke-free policies.
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 […]
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 […]
Minneapolis and St. Paul Update Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs The Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (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 reduction in tax […]
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 […]
Quit Partner: Minnesota’s New Smoking Cessation Service Research shows that smoke-free policies help smokers quit. That’s why, for many years, Live Smoke Free promoted QUITPLAN® Services, as an essential piece of every smoke-free housing policy. Funding for QUITPLAN® Services has reached its predetermined end and the program is no longer accepting new enrollees although participants […]
Join Live Smoke Free, the Dakota County Public Health Department, and special guests for a free lunch and learn workshop: “Hot Topics in Smoke-Free Housing” Thursday, March 12, 12-1:30pm Dakota County CDA, Boardroom 1228 Town Centre Drive, Eagan, MN 55123 *Lunch from Panera Bread is on us! RSVP to Jackie at 651-646-3005 ext. 325 or […]
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 […]