Smoking Cessation Program

Just last July a new rule went into effect for public housing communities; a nationwide ban on smoking.   The new law implemented by HUD prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars  and pipes in all public housing units and common areas. Because of that, Douglass Homes Tenant Council President Korey Perrin knew that she had to do something to help the residents she serves. After all, quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do!

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The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) was established in 1937 to provide federally-funded public housing programs and related services for Baltimore's low-income residents.


HABC is one of the largest public housing authorities in the country. Currently, owns 6,999 public housing units in 13 sites and various scattered sites and has more than 700 employees.


HABC serves over 19,000 households through its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs.

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HABC is committed to affirmatively further fair housing by promoting non-discrimination, fair and equal housing opportunities and fair housing choice and to fostering inclusive communities. HABC implements its programs in a manner that is consistent with the fair housing laws, including but not limited to the Fair Housing Act and the Maryland and Baltimore City laws, which prohibit discrimination in housing or services directly or indirectly on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ancestry.