After a year-long process, today marks the first day that all HRA-owned properties are smoke-free. This was an important step for us, not just to provide a healthy environment for all our residents, but also to preserve and protect taxpayer investments in our properties. Units that have been smoked in often cost thousands of additional dollars to clean once a tenant leaves. We look forward to being able to reduce those costs in the coming years.
Thanks again to the residents of our over 1,000 units for their cooperation as they signed lease renewals over the last year.