Public housing smoking ban begins January 1st.

On January 1st the Butler County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will begin enforcing a rule banning smoking in public housing properties.

Smoking will not be allowed in apartments, hallways, building entrances, laundry rooms and any common area. Smoking will be permitted outdoors 25 feet away from the properties.

The smoking ban will be in place at the Terrace, Cliffside, Shore Street, Wick Street and Diamond Street apartments in Butler, Maple Court Apartments in Zelienople, Graystone Manor in Slippery Rock, Parker Heights in Parker, Presidents Square in Evans City and scattered family communities in Butler.

Attached balconies and porches will also be smoke free.

Butler News assumes that the Shore street residents are still allowed to buy and sell drugs, just not smoke any cigarettes on the dilapidated property.

HID said they will not be building any kind of outdoor smoking areas at any of the properties. This ban also includes anyone that receives HUD for general housing.





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