HARRISON HOUSING AUTHORITY IS GOING SMOKE -FREE
RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS PLANNED
The Harrison Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its January 9th, 2018 meeting to adopt the HUD No-Smoking Policy for the Harrison Gardens and Kingsland Courts. When fully implemented by July 30, 2018 as required by HUD, the smoking ban will apply to all indoor common areas as well as all outdoor areas within 25 feet of all Harrison Housing Authority buildings.
“We believe this policy will have tremendous positive benefits for the health and safety of all of our residents and the entire community,” said Dr. James Doran, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and Acting Director of the Harrison Housing Authority. “Over the past several months, we asked residents to comment on the proposed no-smoking policy and to provide input through resident surveys. We listened and their input was invaluable,” stated Dr. Doran and he added, “We appreciate the spirit of cooperation throughout the community as we now more toward a healthier, smoke-free environment for all.”
All residents are invited to attend an initial resident engagement information session on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Harrison Gardens Building 3 Community Room. Residents will learn about the smoke-free implementation. The American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking Program’ will be featured and residents will be able to access a variety of resources to get help to quit.
The Harrison Housing Authority is planning the smoke-free implementation in collaboration with Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey Center for Prevention and Counseling that support smoke-free communities by providing training and technical assistance.
For further information, please contact Joan M. Michaelson, Director of Administration, Harrison Housing Authority 973-483-1488.