On December 5, 2016, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a final rule requiring each Public Housing Agency administering low-income, conventional public housing to initiate a smoke-free housing and building policy. The rule became effective February 3, 2017 and allows housing authorities an 18-month implementation period.

In response, the Raleigh Housing Authority (RHA) developed a proposed Smoke-free Housing and Building policy with a proposed effective date of May 1, 2018.

Adopting a new policy will require changes be made to the Agency Plan and the Admission & Occupancy Policy. This proposed policy will also require an amendment to the public housing Lease agreement to include the Smoke-free Housing and Building policy addendum with an effective date of May 1, 2018.

A 45-Day public comment period for these policy and lease revisions will be from June 12, 2017 until July 28, 2017.

Written comments must be submitted by 5:00pm July 28, 2017 to:

Raleigh Housing Authority

Attention: Smoke-free housing and building policy

900 Haynes Street

Raleigh, NC 27604

A public meeting regarding these changes will be held at 5:30pm, July 31, 2017 at 971 Harp Street Raleigh, NC 27604.

The RHA Board of Commissioners will be asked to vote on this proposed Smoke-free Housing and Building policy after the close of this public comment period.

Any questions should be directed to Mrs. Sonia Anderson, Special Assistant to the Executive Director. Copies of this policy will be made available at the RHA Administrative office at 900 Haynes Street, Raleigh, NC 27604, and at all Property Management offices.

To view the DRAFT Policy Click Here

To view the DRAFT Lease Addendum Click Here

To view the Admissions and Occupancy Proposed Changes Click Here

To view the Agency Plan Amendment Click Here


The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires recipients of HUD funds to conduct an

analysis of impediments (AI) to fair housing choice. The Analysis of Impediments (AI) is a review of local

regulations and administrative policies, procedures, and practices affecting the location, availability, and

accessibility of housing. It also assesses the conditions, both public and private, that affect fair housing choice.

The preparation of this Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) serves as a component for

the efforts of Wake County, the City of Raleigh, the Town of Cary, the Raleigh Housing Authority (RHA),

and the Housing Authority of the County of Wake. Click Here


Press Release: RHA Board of Commissioners selects Executive Director Click Here


There are Federal and State protections for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking or Dating Violence. RHA's Domestic Violence Policy is here: Click Here


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