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Legislative Updates

May 15, 2019

Both of our bills have passed through the house and our now in the Senate. HB 1465 – “Relating to a study on expanding recovery housing in this state.” Author: Moody/Murr Sponsor: Menendez Cosponsor: Miles/West Referred to: Health & Human Services 4/17/19 Scheduled for Public Hearing 5/14/17 HB 1758 – “Relating to a grant program…

Tom Hill and John Kelly Speak at Regional ATTC and MHTTC Meeting

May 8, 2019

RecoveryPeople attended the Regional ATTC and MHTTC meeting in April 2019, where Tom Hill and Dr. John Kelly spoke on recovery support. Fortunately, Carrie Breedlove lived streamed it and it is not archived as a part of the Recovery to Practice project. https://www.facebook.com/carriebreedlove19/videos/10156359013865819/

Service (Assistance) Animal Reasonable Accommodations

May 6, 2019

HUD has published updated policy around reasonable accommodations for service animals

Reasonable Modifications

May 6, 2019

Recovery housing providers often asking about reasonable modification policies and procedures. Below is a joint statement from DoJ and HUD.

Reasonable Accommodations

May 6, 2019

Recovery Housing providers often asking about reasonable accommodation policies and procedures. Below is a joint statement from HUD and DoJ.

What’s the truth about vaping?

May 6, 2019

The partnership for drug free kids, published this report on vaping.

RECOVERY DAY AT THE CAPITOL Policy Priority Updates April 27, 2019

April 27, 2019

RECOVERY DAY AT THE CAPITOL Policy Priority Updates Just checking in: We are coming into the final days of session and thing are moving very fast. For your review is the updated status of the legislative priorities presented at Recovery Day at the Capital. As you review the Policy Priority Updates, you will see that…

Recommendations to improve 211

April 24, 2019

The Behavioral Health Advisory Committee’s Housing Subcommittee hosted a meeting to discuss recommendations on how to improve 2-1-1. See the agenda and resources below   TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION       Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (BHAC) Housing Subcommittee: 2-1-1 Recommendations Workgroup April 25, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Teleconference & 701 W…

Best Data Source for Overdose Deaths in Texas

April 24, 2019

Due to system and data reporting challenges, we do not know the true rate of overdoses in Texas. The following resources may be the best data resources we have to understand this growing concern: Texas Health Data online interactive maps with counts through 2015 (later data is still provisional): http://healthdata.dshs.texas.gov/opioids/deaths CDC National Center for Health…

Draft State of Texas Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)

April 23, 2019

RecoveryPeople submitted public comments to the Draft State of Texas Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). See a copy below.