The WAATPN has partnered with the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), Milwaukee Health Department, American Lung Association, Hayat Pharmacy and the Milwaukee area tobacco prevention networks to support the implementation of the HUD Smoke-Free Housing Policy. This committee is responsible for facilitating secondhand smoke and smoke-free housing workshops in public housing, recruiting public housing residents for the Freedom From Smoking (FFS) cessation program and collecting 600 resident surveys on smoke-free public housing.
Smoke-Free Housing Subcommittee Co-Chair Retired Nurse and Public Housing Resident
Smoke-Free Housing Subcommittee Co-Chair Housing Authority City of Milwaukee
‘A real health issue:’ New rule protects 18K Wisconsin residents from secondhand smoke Fox 6 News, Milwaukee
New rule to protect 18, 000 WI residents from secondhand smoke WTMJ New 7/30/2018 WATCH VIDEO
Dorise Quit Smoking with Help and Determination, American Lung Association
Presentations and Workshops
Residents’ Perceptions of the HUD Smoke-Free Rule Post Implementation
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) New Orleans, LO., March 12, 2020,
Housing Commissioners, Housing Authority City of Milwaukee, City Hall, Milwaukee, WI, February 5, 2020
Housing Authority City of Milwaukee, Hillside Residents’ Managers Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, February 27, 2020
Smoke-free Public Housing: One Year Later Workshop Run of Show and Notes Minneapolis, MN, August 26, 2019
Smoke-free Housing: Lessons and Challenges from the Field National Conference on Tobacco or Health Minneapolis, MN, August 29, 2019
Innovative Strategies for Engaging Public Housing Residents in Smoke-free Housing Compliance Wisconsin Dells, WI May 22, 2019
It's perfectly legal (and perfectly logical). Property owners have the right to make their buildings 100% smoke-free. And residents have the right to ask for safer, smoke-free housing policies. You just need the right resources to get started.