Healthier Buildings, Happier Residents,
Property Managers and Smoke-Free Multi-Housing
Smoke-free housing policies, are easy to implement, legal to adopt and and can improve a manager's bottomline. Smoke free policies also help property managers protect their residents from the dangers of secondhand smoke and provide many other benefits. You can read our guidebook An Apartment Manager's Guide to Adopting a Smoke-free Building Policy for an overview to adopting a smoke-free policy.
Are you considering adopting a policy for your multi-unit buildings? Find answers to your questions:
Get the materials and resources you need:
Live Smoke Free has materials to walk you through the whole smoke-free policy adoption and implementation process, including:
Smoke-free Housing Directory:
The Smoke-Free Housing Directory is a free service for property managers to list their buildings that are currently smoke free. Live Smoke Free directs all renter inquiries about smoke-free housing to the online directory. You can create and manage your own account here: Manager Account
A smoke-free policy is a unique and valuable amenity that you can provide your residents. Contact Live Smoke Free for a free consultation on how you can adopt a smoke-free policy for your rental buildings!
For Owner-Occupied Residents and Associations
If you live in a condominium, town home, co-op, common interest community, or other sort of owner-occupied unit, you may find much of our information useful. Information on secondhand smoke, research on smoke drift, and the benefits of smoke-free policies are similar for renters and unit-owners.
However, be aware that many legal issues and remedies are different for owner-occupied units and the legal information presented on this web site is for residents in rented units. Live Smoke Free has recently completed research and developed fact sheets specifically for legal issues surrounding owner-occupied units. The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium has also written Legal Options for Condominium Owners Exposed to Secondhand Smoke.
Residents and association members of owner-occupied units can contact Live Smoke Free to learn some strategies to creating a smoke-free building.