HOUSING SEARCH

How do I find a non-smoking unit?

There are many resources available to help you find smokefree rental housing!
These resources include:




HousingConnections.org

HousingConnections.org has hundreds of listings for available non-smoking apartments and houses for rent in the Portland-Vancouver metro area. If you need assistance using this site or findng housing, you can contact knowledgeable local Housing Connections staff who know the Portland-Vancouver metro area housing market by dialing "211."




ApartmentGuide.com

On ApartmentGuide.com, begin your search by entering in a city and state or zip code. Once your search results appear, select "Smoke Free" under Apartment Features. If needed, contact each property to find out the specifics about their no-smoking policy.




OregonLive.com

On OregonLive.com, check the "Smoke Free" box under Advanced Search Options to search for smokefree rental housing. If needed, contact each property to find out the specifics about their no-smoking policy




RentLinx.com

Use the form below to search RentLinx.com for smokefree rental housing in Oregon:

Location:
(city, zip code or exact address)
Min Bedrooms:
Max Rent:
Keywords:
Amenities:


 



Whenever you call or visit a property, ask these questions:

  1. Find out if the rule is written in the lease or community rules. Ask if it applies to everyone, or just new tenants. Ask if the rule covers indoor common areas, rental units, and any places outside.
  2. Ask if there are any tenants who currently smoke inside or out, and where they smoke. If they are smoking anywhere in the building, and there is shared ventilation, it is likely that secondhand smoke will get into your unit. If they smoke outside near your windows or doors, it could also drift inside your unit.
  3. Ask about enforcement. How would the landlord respond if you made a complaint about a smoking neighbor? If a tenant or their guest is smoking, what would the landlord do about it?
  4. Are signs posted to make visitors aware of the no-smoking rule?
  5. Did the previous tenant smoke? If so, what did the landlord do to clean the apartment?