Library & Resources
The following links were curated by NHCORR and are relevant to issues regarding recovery housing. The below resources are not a substitute for the services of an attorney or land-use specialist. If you have a resource that would be of interest to those seeking or supporting recovery housing, please send to NHCORR at to be considered for listing.
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National Alliance for Recovery Residences
NARR's comprehensive primer on recovery housing and sober living.
U.S District Court - Middle District of Louisiana
Recent recovery housing victory regarding discriminatory enforcement of safety codes.
American Psychological Association
APA policy statementof the efficacy of safe, alcohol and drug-free living environments for persons in recovery.
New Hampshire Municipal Association
A primer on the Fair Housing Act and how it establishes discrimination-free housing as a civil right.
The State Bar of California
How the Fair Housing Act applies to recovery residences for people in recovery disabled by addiction.
New Hampshire Housing
A guide book for New Hampshire planners published by New Hampshire Housing.
American Planning Association
Adopted by special delegate assembly and ratified by the board of directors of The American Planning Association 1997.
The John Marshall Law Review
Law review article regarding the use of zoning regulations as a tool of discrimination.
William & Mary Law Review
Law review article regarding the regulation of recovery residences.
United States District Court - New York
Case regarding the particulars of family living and what constitutes a single-family dwelling.
The United States Department of Justice
Decision that clarifies that group sober-living homes may belong in single-family residential zones.
NHDHHS' voluntary registry and application for recovery residences in New Hampshire
Columbia Law School
Westchester County, NY settles suit alleging the County had falsely certified that it had complied with its obligations to affirmatively further fair housing in order to receive over $50 million in federal housing funds.
Guidelines for Personal Safety and Public Recovery and Self-Disclosure
Selected Papers of William White
Earlier blogs in this series explored the benefits and limitations of public recovery disclosure, the potential risks to multiple parties involved in such disclosure, and the ethics of recovery disclosure. In this final blog in the series, we explore guidelines for individuals and organizations aimed at minimizing risks related to public recovery disclosure.
The Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon.
In an effort to assess state policies on the accreditation and regulation of recovery residences, we reviewed “recovery residence” state administrative rules, accreditation and licensing in 50 U.S. states, including 2019-2020 proposed legislative bills.