Upon moving in you have to sign something that says you will not be smoking in your unit. My mother and I will be living in there together and are being subsidised. We have been living in a housing project for 13 years and it is DISGUSTING how some people live. To my understanding there is a limited amount of subsidised units in there. A credit check along with proof of insurance and a background check is done on you before you are offered a suite. I assume this is their way of weeding people out. Everyone who has applied for this living space has been informed at a manditory group session that everyone must attend before even being considered to move in that this building is a non-smoking property. You can still move in if you are a smoker but can not smoke in the building itself. We were told appropriate measures would be taken if someone is caught smoking, I would assume some sort of warning to begin with, then perhaps a fine, and eventually eviction? Thats just my guess.
I am very asthmatic and the place I currently live in is horrible for smoke. My bedroom window is just above someones balcony who smokes and I have got CO2 poisioning TWICE from the smoke. Our apartment itself smells as though there are 5 people smoking in here.
Moving into this building we are hoping to escape number 1 the smokers, 2 the filth, 3 the drugs and prositution and gangs that we are exposed to on a daily basis. I am 25 years old now and have been living in my current building since I was 13 with my single mother. Thankfully due to my upbringing I did not fall into the trap that many of the kids who grew up here fall into. Anyhoo I'm rambling now. I just can't wait to move!
Here is an article about the non-smoking. My mother was also interviewed for it and is written about in the article check it out