Non-Smoking Policy

Effective October 1, 2013, all HASBARCO properties within the Public Housing Program were designated as non-smoking. Smoking is not permitted inside a building or unit. Smoking is not permitted within 20 feet of any HASBARCO building.

However, effective January 15, 2016, smoking is not permitted inside a building or unit. Smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of any HASBARCO building. HASBARCO will have any designated smoking area moved to 25 feet of any HASBARCO building and its common areas both indoor and outdoor.

Our high-rise locations have designated smoking areas with signs posted. Other properties are spread over large areas, so the 25-foot rule applies; however, no specific designated smoking areas are established. If a resident is uncertain of the smoking area for their property, he or she should check with property management staff.

Resources to Help You Quit SmokingCall 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) toll-free to talk to a trained coach who can help you quit, or go to www.smokefree.gov to learn more.

  • Contact your doctor or health clinic.
  • Gum, patches, and other products can help you reduce your smoking habit or quit altogether.
  • Join together with others in your home or building to support each other in quitting smoking.
  • Ask your property manager or other PHA staff about local resources.