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Building Recovery: State Policy Guide for Supporting Recovery Housing

The National Council Recommends that states support efforts to: 1. Adopt a common definition of recovery housing and establish a recovery housing certification program based on national standards; 2. Incentivize recovery housing operators to adhere to nationally-recognized quality standards; and 3. Expand investment in and technical assistance for recovery housing. To support such efforts, the National Council developed this toolkit, which addresses needs of policymakers and advocates when considering legislative and regulatory approaches. Expert guidance in the development of this toolkit 
was provided by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR), in partnership with the National Council. This resource provides strategies and tools as well as examples of policy language that addresses the role and contribution of recovery housing, standards of care for recovery housing and protections for people in recovery served by such residences.


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Resource ID: 8268
Training Level: 101/Introduction


National Council, NARR

Applicable For

  • General TA


  • Best Practices
  • Recovery
  • Recovery Housing/Residences
  • Recovery Measures
  • Recovery Services
  • Recovery Supports