HUD recently issued a Notice to all public housing authorities and private owners of HUD-assisted housing to remind and encourage them to install working carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in their properties. This represents an effort by HUD to protect families living in federally subsidized housing from the adverse effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Notice reminds HUD-subsidized housing providers of their legal obligation to install working carbon monoxide detectors in those jurisdictions where they are required. In states and local communities where CO detectors are not required, HUD is strongly encouraging housing authorities and owners to install them. Also, HUD indicated that it will propose new regulations to require working CO detectors in all HUD-subsidized housing programs nationwide.