Attention: All persons living in or visiting properties of IHA
IMPORTANT: All Ithaca Housing Authority properties are smoke-free as of May 1, 2018, except for assigned designated smoking areas. (This includes vaping devices and E-cigarettes.)
The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a final rule on December 5, 2016 which requires all public housing authorities to implement a smoke-free policy by July 30, 2018. The IHA supports HUD’s effort to create safer and healthier homes for its residents, reduce the incidences of fire, and reduce costly rehabs to smoker’s apartments. This rule does not require persons who smoke to stop smoking; rather, they must perform the activity in allowable areas.
Click here for a copy of IHA’s Smoke-Free Housing Policy.
Click here for a copy of the Press Release about the Smoke-Free Housing Policy.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE POLICY:
- Titus Towers – only allowable smoking areas are the two outside gazebos
- Family Sites – no smoking anywhere on the property. Family Sites properties are not designed to accommodate a designated area.
The mission of the Housing Authority (IHA) of the City of Ithaca, NY, is to operate a socially and financially sound agency that assists area low income families and individuals with safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities and related services as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives. The IHA is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical, and professional manner.