Recovery Housing

Safe, stable, and affordable housing is increasingly recognized as a vital part of recovery. What role can substance use disorder treatment and recovery programs play in providing this essential need for their clients? Find out the basics of housing and how to get started in this 6-session virtual learning community beginning in August 2019! Housing Learning Community: Housing as an Intervention and Investment for People in Recovery will run bi-weekly from August 28th to November 6th for 6 hour-long sessions (12 – 1 pm CST). The free training series will occur virtually using Zoom videoconferencing. It is intended for behavioral health and other providers interested in exploring, establishing, or improving housing for their clients with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Instead of traditional PowerPoint presentations, the series will utilize an interactive interview format with panelists sharing their multidisciplinary perspectives and inviting the audience to participate in the conversation.

By the end of the series, participants will be able to:

  • Understand housing as an intervention (not just an outcome), including underlying philosophies and language.
  • Identify the role of substance use disorder and mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery professionals in providing housing as an intervention and outcome for their clients.
  • Develop specialized knowledge of housing to learn where your organization fits in creating housing as an intervention for your clients.
  • Describe the financial and social return on investment in housing as an intervention.
  • Distinguish between housing investments versus charity to reduce stigma.


See below for a full list of dates, topics, podcast recordings, and related resources. Registration is required for each session.

Housing LC
Session 1: Housing 101
Session 2: Housing with Special Populations, Part 1
(women with children/families, transitional age youth)
Session 3: Housing with Special Populations, Part 2
(veterans, homelessness, older adults, severe mental illness)
Session 4: Alternative Housing Types
Session 5: Funding Sources and Development
Session 6: How to Get Started


This series is a collaboration among the HHS Region 7 Technology Transfer Centers (Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center [ATTC], Prevention Technology Transfer Center [PTTC], and Mental Health Technology Transfer Center [MHTTC]).