Effective October 1, 2013, all DBHA properties within the Public Housing Program were designated as non-smoking. Smoking is not permitted inside a building or unit. Smoking is not permitted within 20 feet of any DBHA building.
However, effective January 15, 2016, smoking is not permitted inside a building or unit. Smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of any DBHA building. DBHA will have any designated smoking area moved to 25 feet of any DBHA building and its common areas both indoor and outdoor.
Our high-rise locations have designated smoking areas with signs posted. Other properties are spread over large areas, so the 25-foot rule applies; however, no specific designated smoking areas are established. If a resident is uncertain of the smoking area for their property, he or she should check with property management staff.
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Daytona Beach Housing Authority No Smoking Violation Procedures
1st Violation: Verbal-written warning and document incident in tenant file.
2nd Violation: Mandatory meeting with management, document information in tenant file, 7-day curable drafted and referred to Client Services for follow up.
3rd Violation: Mandatory meeting with management, document information in tenant file, 30-day non curable issued and eviction filed. Resident will be offered a voluntary compliance agreement (VCA). If the resident agrees to the VCA it must be signed and filed with the court. The case will be dismissed after 12- consecutive months of compliance. Resident must complete an approved free smoking cessation class.
4th Violation: Resident is under a VCA. By way of a family member or guest(s) violating the Non-Smoking Policy they have violated the VCA. An affidavit will be filed by management and the eviction process will be completed and a writ issued. Resident will be required to pay all attorney fees and court cost(s).