New Jersey State Laws, Policies and Funding
RH terminology used by the Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) “Eligible consumers are 18 years and older, who are homeless or at risk of being homeless or discharged from treatment. There will be 3 recovery houses: one in each region, Southern, Northern and Central Jersey. The recovery houses will have a Class F certificate (Cooperative Sober Living Residence) from the NJ Department of Community Affairs.”
“Services provided include: a supportive environment for those who have an OUD; Peer to Peer Support; environment that will be free from alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications. Staff will also be available to provide support and leadership. A minimum of 5 people reside in each house at one time.”
Accreditation, Certification, and State Licensing Requirement: No state requirement.
RH Law(s): Section 18A:3B-70 (2015) Substance abuse recovery housing programs at certain institutions of higher education.
RH Legislation: None/unknown
SABG Program: The “Planned Priority Areas” documents for your state’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) program and Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) program do not specifically mention recovery housing as a priority, nor do they list recovery support services as an allowable activity. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through these grant programs, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhas/home/index.html
SOR Program: Your state’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has previously funded recovery activities using State Opioid Response (SOR) funds. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through this grant program, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that is responsible for administering these funds by visiting https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhas/home/index.html
Medicaid Funding: Nothing in the state Medicaid plan suggests direct support for RH, however, certain covered activities could evolve to be provided in RH settings include peer support, case management, and therapy.
Housing Assistance Funding: https://www.state.nj.us/dca/hmfa/
New Jersey Funders
There is no information available for funders of rural recovery efforts in New Jersey because it has no counties officially designed as “rural” by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
New Jersey Opioid Settlement Funds
Total Settlement Funds in New Jersey
- $641 million
- 50% to the state through the Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund
- 50% to local governments
- Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
- Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
- Not established
Spending So Far
- Frank Marshall, Associate General Counsel, email@example.com
How About Your County?
To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.
Need More Info?
A year in the making by a staff of ten, the Fletcher Group’s 82-page Recovery Housing Landscape Report provides an in-depth overview of the most recent laws, policies, and funding affecting recovery housing. You’ll find sections devoted to state laws, SAMHSA funding, Medicaid, corrections, and housing assistance plus numerous links to valuable resources and official documents. To see the complete downloadable report, click the image to the left.
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