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 […]

Fire investigators move through the remains of the burned-out home in Maple Grove.

Minnesota Fire Headlines Renew Calls to Take it Outside The first month of 2020 came with fire headlines that remind Minnesota renters, property owners, and property managers, why smoke-free housing is vital to fire prevention. On January 6, 2020, WCCO reported, “The Number of Fire Deaths In Minnesota Increased By 14% Last Year.” The article […]

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 […]

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

The Minnesota media has been abuzz with stories and commentaries on the possibility that our state will be the next state to legalize the sale and adult use of recreational marijuana.

Every year on the third Thursday of November, we celebrate the Great American Smokeout®. This event, hosted by the American Cancer Society, is a public awareness event to encourage people to quit smoking.

Our mission is to promote and maintain successful smoke-free housing opportunities throughout Minnesota, the United States, and across the housing spectrum. We believe that everyone deserves the right to a safe, clean, healthy, and SMOKE-FREE home.