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HCR Paves the Way for More Healthy, Smoke-Free Affordable Housing

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

HCR Paves the Way for More Healthy, Smoke-Free Affordable Housing


Hosts Smoke-Free Webinar on March 20th

HCR strongly supports smoke-free housing. Smoke-free housing results in not only healthier tenants, but a healthier, better maintained, and more sustainable stock of affordable housing. That’s why the agency recently removed an impediment to healthy housing that required developers transitioning to smoke-free environments to make exceptions for current smokers. By removing this grandfather rule, the agency is advancing its mission of providing safe, sustainable, affordable homes to people throughout New York. Developers transitioning to smoke-free properties must notify tenants at least 60 days prior to a pending lease renewal.

HCR’s Office of Housing Preservation, in partnership with Smoke-Free Housing NY, will host a free webinar on March 20th at 2pm designed to educate affordable housing providers on this change in policy, and equip them with the information and resources they need to maintain healthy, smoke-free properties. The webinar follows a series of workshops HCR hosted at its regional offices around the state to help owners and management companies transition to smoke-free housing.


More information on smoke-free housing can be located at the NYS Smoke-Free Housing website.


Email events@nyshcr.org to register for the webinar.

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