The Recovery Housing Program is a state-funded option for individuals wanting to initiate and sustain recovery efforts in a safe, stable living environment. Benefits of Recovery Housing access includes:
This transitional housing provides a physically and emotionally safe, secure, and respectful environment for individuals with the chronic disease of addiction. Recovery houses often have one live-in staff responsible for the management of the house.
Daily and weekly schedules and routines provide structure for individuals to focus on physical, social, mental, and community wellness. Regular house meetings, group activities, and community volunteering foster accountability.
Connecting individuals to their local community to build individual resources and adapt to a recovery lifestyle improves social connections and feelings of acceptance.
A 24-hour network of peers and trained staff dedicated to recovery provides encouragement and support when needed. Individuals often have opportunities to become mentors to other residents fostering individual and community dependability.
Rules and responsibilities
Following rules, paying rent, and completing delegated tasks while being involved in work, school, or treatment instills a sense of purpose and increases self-esteem.
The Recovery Housing Program pays for up to 12 weeks of Recovery Housing rent expenses for eligible, enrolled individuals.
To be eligible for the Recovery Housing Program, an individual must meet the following criteria:
- ND Resident and
- Age 18 or older and
- Experiencing a substance use disorder and
- One of the following:
- Currently enrolled in a Department of Human Services Public Assistance Program or
- Currently enrolled in a Behavioral Health Division substance use disorder or community program or
- Household income is at or below 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines
An individual who is interested in participating in the Recovery Housing Program should contact the participating Recovery Housing Program provider of their choice to start the application process. See below for a current list of participating providers.