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Smoking outside in high-risk neighborhoods

Hi, what advice do you have to address the issues below?

  • Public housing resident feelings that there are other more pressing issues in their buildings that need attention besides smoking in units, such as maintenance issues that have been ignored, bed bug problems, etc.
  • Resident fear of being outside in dangerous neighborhoods while smoking (many of our public housing properties are located in areas of high concentration of shootings and other violent crimes)
  • Public housing residents feeling a sense of hopelessness because they do not have the money to live in a market-rate building; they feel that because they are in public housing, they are being forced to follow strict rules that residents in market-rate buildings do not experience

 

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