SECTION 1. The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development is hereby authorized and directed to establish a policy, in conjunction with local and regional housing authorities, to designate at least one residential building within said authorities’ jurisdiction as a smoke-free building.
SECTION 2. Any housing authority having governance of one hundred or less units shall be required to make available not less than twenty percent of said units as smoke-free. These units ought to be either contiguous to each other or separated from the remainder of any existing structure if physically possible.
SECTION 3. Said policy shall consist of a phase-in period in which apartments, as they become vacant, shall be made available to non-smokers. Said policy shall contain language stating that current tenants or their guests that wish to smoke may not be evicted or forced to move against their wishes.
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