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Tell the City of Houston to stop ILLEGAL enforcement of boarding home regulations on recovery housing!

May 9, 2022

We must act now. The City of Houston is illegally enforcing boarding home regulations on recovery housing! This is in direct violation of FEDERAL LAW and set a dangerous precedent when it comes to recovery housing! Send your legislators the Texas Fair Housing legal brief and ask them to help stop the City of Houston's illegal activity. Contact Information on legislators and City staff is below, as well as email templates.

See email templates here.

Texas Fair Housing legal brief here.

Texas Legislators:
Senator John Whitmire- john.whitmire@senate.texas.gov
Laura Wendler, Chief of Staff- lara.wendler@senate.texas.gov
Doug Clements, Legislative Director- doug.clements@senate.texas.gov

Representative Lacey Hull- lacey.hull@house.texas.gov
Emily Fankell, Chief of Staff- Emily.Fankell@house.texas.gov
Johana Scot, Policy Analyst- Johana.Scot@house.texas.gov

City Council Member:
Amy Peck (District A)- residence is in her district
Phone: 832.393.3010
E-Mail: districta@houstontx.gov

Houston Housing Inspector:
Scott Kotara- issued citations
Phone: 832-523-5263
E-Mail: scott.kotara@houstontx.gov

Texas recovery housing funds tied to NARR certification

January 19, 2022

Opportunity for Recovery Housing Owners & Operators JANUARY 14 REQUEST FOR APPLICATION FOR THE BE WELL TEXAS NETWORK: RECOVERY RESIDENCES FOR EMERGING ADULTS *Applications will be accepted beginning January 7th, 2022 through February 4th, 2022 * Texas is now funding Level II and Level III recovery housing and certification! UT Health San Antonio and Be…

TX SUD Facts

December 14, 2021

This fact sheet will help empower your advocacy with data. Click to download the TX SUD Facts Click to download the Fact sheet references

Texas SUD System of Care

December 14, 2021

This two sided resource helps you advocate for the entire continuum of care and/or highlight a particular service within the context of the larger system of care.

Behavioral Health Workforce Exceptional Item

December 13, 2021

RecoveryPeople in partnership with the Network of Behavioral Health Providers submitted a requests for exceptional item regarding workforce develop to be added to the HHSC Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR). Over 30 organizations supported these requests. Please click the links below to view the letters.

Recovery Housing Exceptional Item Request

December 13, 2021

RecoveryPeople in partnership with the Network of Behavioral Health Providers submitted a recovery housing exceptional items to be added to the HHSC Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR). Over 30 organizations supported these requests. Please click the links below to view the letters.

SAMHSA National Recovery Month Video

October 2, 2021

Model Recovery Residence Certification Act

May 18, 2021

ONDCP 2021 Drug Policy Priorities

May 18, 2021

Behavioral Health Workforce Report

January 14, 2021

TX SUD Facts

September 2, 2020

References  Below you will find the references cited in the policy brief entitled, Substance Use Disorder in Texas: Taking a Costly and Devastating Toll on our Citizens, Families and Communities Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US), & Office of the Surgeon General (US). (2016). Facing addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s report on alcohol,…