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THA’s meth policy protects the public

September 5, 2013
The News Tribune

Taxpayers can applaud the Tacoma Housing Authority’s tough policy on meth. It’s tough on meth makers and tough on meth users. When the THA is informed that a tenant in one of its 1,400 units has been arrested or implicated in connection with meth use, it triggers a test of that person’s unit by a private company overseen by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. (Units also are tested when tenants move out.) Should the unit test above the state safety level, it is “red-tagged” as required by state law and the tenant evicted so that the unit can be decontaminated.

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