The elements of recovery housing that make it most effective are under-researched – including internal operations, accessibility, connection with other services, and environment.
Justice-Involved Board Provider and Payor Board Young Adult Board
What are the key ingredients of recovery housing (e.g., accountability, social support)?
What aspects of recovery housing, and the combination of services within them, provide the most help?
Beyond recidivism, what are the economic impacts of these? For example, do they reduce the use of healthcare and Medicaid dollars, child welfare system costs, etc.?
What populations are served by different types of recovery housing and how do outcomes differ across housing types and population groups?
How are different populations accessing and paying for recovery housing?
What strategies can increase representation of people of color within recovery housing? How can recovery housing be more welcoming for people of color?
What drives the lack of recovery housing specifically for women, especially housing run by women?
What prevents MOUD/MAT¹ from being accepted as legitimate recovery in different contexts: in recovery housing; in the justice system (e.g., treatment courts, law enforcement, prison staff); in treatment providers; in social networks?
What policies and strategies have led to increased acceptance of MOUD/MAT in different contexts, and how can that be replicated?
How can peer support specialists effectively assist individuals with the shift from transitional housing to long-term housing, especially given the housing crisis that is felt more broadly?
How can recovery support services, like housing, coordinate with jails and prisons to create long-term treatment plans, seamless supports, and continuity of care for those returning to the community?
Are emerging adults² being incarcerated just because there aren’t supports for them (e.g., no foster parents, nowhere to go)? Are there recovery housing options for them?
¹ MOUD: Medication for Opioid Use Disorder; MAT: Medication Assisted Treatment, also referred to as MAR: Medication Assisted Recovery
² Emerging adults refers to youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 25.