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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ADULT SAFE AND SOBER HOUSING

Adult Safe and Sober Housing programs provide a safe, clean and sober environment for adults with substance use disorders who are transitioning back into the community.  

Staffed Safe and Sober Housing Services

Staffed Safe and Sober Housing Facilities may include either or both of the following:

1.

Transitional living that provides interim supports and services for persons who are at risk of institutional placement, persons transitioning from institutional settings, or persons who are homeless.  Transitional living is typically provided for 3-6 months and can be offered in congregate settings that may be larger than residences typically found in the community.

2.

Long-term housing that provides stable, supported community living or assists the client in obtaining and maintaining safe, affordable, accessible, and stable housing.

Statutes regulating transitional housing can be found at 42 U.S. Code 11384 (b) and implemented at 24 CFR 583.  Statutes for Safe and Sober Housing can be found in the federal Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988.  

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, sex or familial status (families with children), or handicap.

Requirements

Safe and Sober Housing programs shall meet the following requirements:

a.

Have written policies and procedures (with consequences, if any, for failing to comply) for the following:

i.

Client Visitation including:

ii.

overnight visitation of children;

iii.

visitation hours for children;

iv.

supervision of children during visitation

v.

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