• Agencies Ban Smoking
  • The North Bend City and Coos-Curry Housing Authorities have adopted a no-smoking cigarettes policy for the apartments and buildings they own.

    Also, the Woodland Apartments Preservation and Powers Housing Development adopted a no-smoking cigarettes policy earlier this month.

    The no-smoking cigarettes policy will go into effect March 1.

    Residents will be allowed to smoke cigarettes outside their units 10 feet from their neighbors’ doors. They will not be allowed to smoke cigarettes inside the units or other buildings owned by the agencies.

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a notice on July 17, 2009, strongly encouraging housing authorities adopt no-smoking cigarettes policies. Coos-Curry and North Bend City Housing Authorities, as well as Woodland and Powers adopted the policy to protect staff from second-hand smoke cigarettes while working in the units and to reduce costs of preparing vacant units for leasing.