Campus Wide Proposal For Fayette County Community Action Agency

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Campus wide proposal for Fayette County Community Action Agency (FCCAA)
The mission of Fayette County Community Action Agency is to strengthen individuals and families to become more self-sufficient, achieving their potential by taking advantage of opportunities, improving the conditions in which they live, and taking ownership of their community.
The Agencies Mission statement makes a commitment to the well-being of the customers, residents, employees and business partners. The agencies staff and partners are dedicated to helping people help themselves, help each other, and enhance the community 's quality of life. With the impending HUD policy applicable to Public Housing Agencies, and the federal Governments
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Separating smokers from nonsmokers, cleaning the air, and ventilating buildings cannot eliminate the exposure of nonsmokers to secondhand smoke.” It should be noted that there is no current written smoking policy included in the lease agreements of Community Action residential facilities.
In part because of this overwhelming evidence the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is in the final stages of implementing a smoking policy. This proposed rule would require each public housing agency (PHA) to implement a smoke-free policy. “Specifically, this rule proposes that no later than 18 months from the effective date of the final rule, each PHA must implement a smoke-free policy for all public housing indoor areas. The policy must also extend to all outdoor areas up to 25 feet from the housing and administrative office buildings. HUD proposes implementation of smoke-free public housing to improve indoor air quality in the housing, benefit the health of public housing residents and PHA staff, reduce the risk of catastrophic fires, and lower overall maintenance costs.
With the extensive campus and complex implementation problems this proposal suggests a policy that would cover the entire campus, all owned or leased property, should become smoke free for the consumers, residents, the employees and the community at large. This policy will be particularly important for residents in our supportive
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