Purpose:  To provide guidelines for Helena Housing Authority (HHA) and its residents to provide safeguards from health and safety risks regarding unlawful methamphetamine use and/or manufacturing on property owned or managed by HHA.

Helena Housing Authority’s mission is to provide safe affordable housing.  In order to protect the health and safety of its residents, HHA voluntarily adopts this policy to proactively monitor HHA Housing units for health risks related to methamphetamine (meth) use and contamination.    HHA in its monitoring and testing for methamphetamine use and contamination adopts an established health-based standard to determine whether exposure in a meth contaminated housing unit poses a health risk.  The voluntary health-based standard is established for meth contamination screening as a positive test for meth surface residue at a level greater than or equal to 1.5 ug (micrograms) of methamphetamine surface residue per 100 cm2 of tested surface material.   HHA will test all HHA units upon their vacancy for the presence of methamphetamine surface residue to establish a measurable baseline and to ensure the unit complies with this screening standard before a new household moves into a unit.

Please click below to view the  the full Meth Monitoring and Remediation Policy:

HHA Meth Monitoring and Remediation Policy 02 27 2018