Sherman Housing Authority has successfully implemented the Smoke-Free Public Housing Policy on December 17, 2014. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development has now made it mandatory for all public housing developments in the United States to provide a smoke-free environment. Our current policy prohibits lit tobacco products in all living units, indoor common areas, administrative offices and all outdoor areas within 15 feet of housing and administrative office buildings. In order to comply with the new HUD regulations, on September 27, 2017 this policy was amended to a 25 feet perimeter of said buildings. You may view this policy at the Housing Authority office, 2001 N. Hoard Avenue. If you have any comments, please submit them in writing no later than November 30, 2017. After the sixty-day comment period, all tenants will be required to sign the lease amendment effective January 1, 2018. HUD’s new rule will enhance our original initiative to create healthier homes for all of our families and prevent devastating and costly smoke-related fires. THANK YOU for helping us take this progressive step.
The Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy, the Dwelling Lease, Part I and II, and Grievance Procedures were revised on October 25, 2017. These documents are available at the Housing Authority office, 2001 N. Hoard, for your review. If you have any comments, please submit them in writing no later than December 26, 2017.
After the review period has ended and any questions or comments have been addressed, the revised policies will be effective January 1, 2018 for all new tenants and will be effective at the annual recertification time for current tenants, and at that time will be required to sign the new lease.
We are an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider. We provide housing without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental handicap, familial status, national origin, or other protected class. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20410 or call Customer Service at (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TTY). HUD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410, or call (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TDD).