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House of Representatives passes landmark recovery housing standards bill

On June 12, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 4684, the Ensuring Access to Quality Sober Living Act of 2018. The bill is a milestone, marking Congress’ recognition of the need to support quality recovery housing. It is also the first time NARR has been referenced in Congressional legislation. The bill includes several important…

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Ohio Recovery Housing – Annual Conference April 3-4, 2018

Ohio’s Recovery Housing Conference is designed to provide high quality educational and networking opportunities for recovery housing operators, people in recovery, housing experts and state and local policy makers.  This year is a “Time to Build” and attendees will be working together to develop strategies on expansion, sustainability, and advocacy for recovery housing. Registration is…

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Ohio Recovery Housing webinar: March 6, 2018

Ohio Recovery Housing is pleased to offer an e-based training opportunity: Writing quality policies and procedures that improve operations and resident experience This webinar is designed to help recovery housing operators gain knowledge and skills needed to write effective policies and procedures.  Please use this link to register today.  Having well written and executed policies…

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Preview of NARR 2017 Best Practices Conference

We have an outstanding program planned this year. The week of October 15 in Chicago features two events — our annual conference (now extended to three days), and a special Sunday pre-conference workshop. Speakers and panels include: Keynote address by Dr. Kimberly Johnson, Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment John Driscoll, Senior Vice President of…

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Ohio Recovery Housing – Annual Conference March 1st & 2nd, 2017

Join Ohio Recovery Housing for their 2017 Annual Conference in Columbus This conference features two days of education and networking opportunities dedicated to those who support, create, own, operate, and reside in quality recovery housing in Ohio.  Join 200 recovery housing stakeholders from across Ohio and the Midwest to learn more about building a culture of recovery,…

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2016 Best Practices Summit for Recovery Residences

Join us for the third annual Best Practices Summit coming this fall!  2016 has been a remarkable year for residential recovery and we want to share all the information regarding new state affiliates, the revised standards and new and innovated public-private partnerships.  Visit our conference page for more information and registration.      

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Newport Beach pays $5.25 million for housing discrimination

The City of Newport Beach has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a group of recovery residences. In the case, Pacific Shores et. al. v. City of Newport Beach, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the city had intentionally and unlawfully targeted recovery residences in a law…

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Another big win for fair housing rights and recovery residences

Housing discrimination is nothing new. Every state forbids it. The Federal government forbids it. Many of the worst abuses are thankfully rare. However age-old tendencies to want to exclude and marginalize people “not like us” haven’t died. Over time, the forms of discrimination change. Things have taken a particularly nasty turn over the past several…

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