Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority
of Rock Island County
GREATER METROPOLITAN AREA HOUSING AUTHORITY OF ROCK ISLAND COUNTY SMOKE-FREE POLICY
In accordance with HUD regulations, the Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County has adopted these smoke-free policies. The policies are effective as of July 1, 2018. Due to the increased risk of fire, increased maintenance costs, and the known health effects of secondhand smoke, smoking is prohibited in all living units and interior areas, including but not limited to hallways, rental and administrative offices, community centers, day care centers, laundry centers, and similar structures. Smoking is also prohibited in outdoor areas within 25 feet from public housing and administrative office buildings.
This policy applies to all employees, residents, household members, guests, and service persons. Residents are responsible for ensuring that household members and guests comply with this rule. The term "smoking" means any inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or other prohibited tobacco product in any manner or any form. Prohibited tobacco products include water pipes or hookahs. Violation of the smoke- free policy constitutes a violation of the terms of the public housing lease. Consequences of lease violations include termination of tenancy.
Our Mission Statement:
"Working together to provide and maintain quality housing that is safe, secure and affordable."
The Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County (GMAHA) provides quality, affordable housing to low and moderate income individuals in the Rock Island County area. We are committed to providing programs and services that enrich the lives of our residents.
I invite you to explore our website and learn more about GMAHA's programs and services.—Diane M. Fuller, Executive Director