NEW! No Smoking In Public Housing Effective June 1, 2018
The smoke-free policy prohibits all tobacco products, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookahs) and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (E-cigarette).
As of June 1, 2018, smoking will be prohibited at all of our Public Housing communities. This includes the entire premises such as but not limited to common areas, apartment units, porches, decks, parking lots, breezeways and balconies for all co
mmunities. This new policy applies to all residents, guests, employees and contractors.HUD published a final rule for each Public Housing Agency administering low-income, conventional public housing to initiate a smoke-free policy. The effective date of the Rule is February 3, 2017, and it provides an 18-month implementation period.We are implementing this policy to protect the health and safety of all our residents. Secondhand smoke can travel from one unit to another
through doorways, windows, plumbing fixtures, and ventilation systems. Secondhand smoke has the potential to harm all residents, and some residents have health conditions that make them especially vulnerable to its negative effects. Smoking is also the #1 cause of apartment fire deaths and this policy will reduce the risk of fires.
Effective May 1, 2015, the Town's public housing admission policies have been modified as follows:
Homelessness is included as a local preference priority
Establishment and consideration of criminal activity
Changes to the exclusionary period for applicants with criminal histories
For more information about the revised admission policies, see here.
Our mission is to provide decent, safe and affordable rental housing to Chapel Hill’s public housing families. We are committed to providing programs and services to help public housing families improve basic life skills and achieve economic independence.
The Department manages 336 public housing apartments in 13 neighborhoods throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro.