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Significant Amendment: Martin Luther King Apartments/RAD

See the draft of the significant amendment to the annual plan for information about upcoming changes at the MLK Apartments and what these changes mean for residents.

A public hearing for this amendment will be held on Tuesday, December 29 at 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the Martin Luther King Apartments at 1 Eddy’s Lane, Troy, NY 12180.

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Latest renderings from MLK renovation project

Note for Public Housing Agencies from HUD

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in Notices PIH-2009-21 and PIH-2012-25 and by issuing this toolkit, encourages Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to implement smoke-free housing policies and programs. Towards that end, the Department has created this toolkit, composed of fact sheets, brochures, and other resources that our partners have created to help guide PHAs and Multifamily owners and property managers through the process of implementing smoke-free policies. PHAs should note that because this toolkit is also intended to be useful for participants in HUD’s Multifamily Housing program, not all portions of this toolkit are applicable to PHAs. For example, A Landlord’s Guide to No-Smoking Policies, created by the Smoke Free Housing Project, states “Just as you might prohibit pets, you can prohibit smoking…” While Multifamily owners and property managers may prohibit pets, PHAs may not. Accordingly, where there is information that conflicts with HUD’s Public Housing regulations and notices, the regulations and notices supersede this toolkit. Also, there are PHA-specific steps that PHAs should follow when implementing smoke-free policies. While HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing encourages owners to add their smoke-free policy to their house rules, the Office of Public Housing encourages PHAs to engage with their residents when considering a new policy, consult with their resident boards and revise their PHA Plans, lease agreements and/or lease addendums to reflect their new policy. These steps are detailed in Notice PIH-2012-25, which is included in this toolkit for easy reference. Additionally, if PHAs institute smoke-free policies, they should ensure that there is consistent application among all projects and buildings in their housing inventory in which smoke-free policies are being implemented.

Smoke Free Residents Tool Kit

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