As property managers of affordable housing for seniors, it’s essential to have smoking policies in place that protect the health and well-being of residents. However, enforcing these policies can be a challenge.

In this guide, we’ll provide some tips on how to enforce smoking policies in senior housing.

  • Educate residents: One of the most effective ways to enforce smoking policies is to educate residents about the dangers of smoking and the impact it has on the health of others. Host a seminar or provide informational materials to help residents understand why smoking policies are in place and the importance of following them.
  • Provide designated smoking areas: While some senior living communities may be entirely smoke-free, others may provide designated smoking areas. Ensure these areas are located away from windows, doors, and air intake systems to prevent secondhand smoke from entering the building.
  • Conduct regular inspections: Conduct regular inspections of units and common areas to ensure residents are complying with smoking policies. If you notice any violations, speak to the residents involved and remind them of the policies in place.
  • Enforce consequences: Make sure residents are aware of the consequences for violating smoking policies. This could include fines, warnings, or even eviction if the behavior continues.

At Falkenberg, Gilliam & Associates, Inc., we understand the importance of enforcing smoking policies in senior housing. Our team works closely with property owners to develop and implement effective policies and procedures that ensure the health and well-being of all residents. We also provide regular training and education to our staff to ensure they have the tools and knowledge to enforce smoking policies effectively.

As a HUD-approved property management firm, we have decades of experience managing affordable housing for seniors. Our mission is to provide safe, secure, and comfortable housing for seniors while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you manage your affordable housing property for seniors.

Who is FGA?

Falkenberg, Gilliam & Associates, Inc. (FGA) has been a pioneer and visionary in the affordable housing industry of Southern California for over 50 years. FGA was founded in 1967 by Jack Falkenberg and operated by him until his passing at which point his protégé Priscilla Gilliam took over and incorporated the firm as Falkenberg, Gilliam & Associates, Inc. FGA has developed and managed 38 buildings, totaling 1800 units, for seniors in Southern California. They work with non-profit organizations and churches to develop senior buildings and have an extensive history of helping these organizations establish a board of directors, pursuing funding, hiring contractors and architects, and overseeing the grand opening. Today, FGA operates many senior subsidized buildings and is committed to providing personalized, high-quality property management services for each one. Contact FGA to learn more about their affordable housing management services and how they can help you manage your Section 8 housing for seniors.

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