Technical Assistance on Smoke-Free Housing
GASP of Colorado provides a variety of resources, materials, and technical assistance to promote and implement smoke-free policies in multiunit residential housing (MUH) to local and state health agencies, housing providers and managers, and residents. This includes talking points, presentations, and other smoke-free housing resources. GASP also manages www.mysmokefreehousing.org, which provides resources for housing providers, residents, and health partners.
Smoke-Free Housing Library
GASP of Colorado’s Smoke-Free Housing Library has more than 500 articles, presentations, sample materials and media, tool kits, legal resources, and photos on smoke-free housing. Some of the key materials are posted at http://www.mysmokefreehousing.org. Many other materials are stored internally. Our topic files include: Best Practices & Techniques; Booth Materials; Colorado Laws & Resources; Condo-HOA Resources; Conference Call Recordings; Fair Housing Act; Legal Resources; Management Resources; Marijuana; Media Resources; Photos, Policy Options; Public Housing-HUD, Registry Options; Resident Resources; Studies; Surveys; Tax Credits; Web Resources and others.
Smoke-Free Housing Databases and Data Services
GASP of Colorado manages two statewide housing databases that were created in November 2006. The lists are available to health partners in an Excel format and can be sorted by city, county, or zip code. Health partners can use the lists to track smoke-free policies, help build partnerships, or for educational outreach. Agencies that use these databases should reciprocate by providing updates to the database such as contact names, emails, and whether or not they have a smoke-free policy.
The two databases that are solely owned and managed by GASP are:
The multiunit “MUH” database collects the names and addresses of all multiunit residential buildings in Colorado of two or more units. The database has more than 12,000 contacts that include affordable housing, apartments; condominiums; town homes, section 8 housing; and senior housing. GASP also collects information about the number of buildings and units for each MUH, whether they have a no-smoking policy or not, and whether the no-smoking policy covers the entire grounds or allows smoking in a designated area outside. GASP uses this database to update the statewide list of MUH with no-smoking policies at www.mysmokefreehousing.com.
The “Housing Groups” database collects contacts in the housing industry and currently has more than 2,500 contacts that include: associations, community planning, construction companies, educational establishments (real estate schools), finder services, fire-prevention agencies, government agencies, housing authorities, Insurance, investment & finance housing groups, legal firms, media, nonprofits, property management, realtors, and other services.
Colorado Smoke-Free Housing News
This is a free Google discussion group listserv managed by GASP of Colorado for STEPP contractors and partners working on smoke-free policies in MUH.
For More Information Contact:
GASP of Colorado (Group to Alleviate Smoking Pollution)
Updated October 2014