Oregon State Laws, Policies and Funding
RH terminology used by Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
Health Systems Division
Accreditation, Certification, and State Licensing Requirement: No state requirement.
RH Law(s): None/unknown
Regulations: Oregon Administrative Rules (944) These rules govern the implementation of Measure 110 and Senate Bill 755. They further define ways care is to be provided, including: operational, policy, and service and support requirements of Behavioral Health Resource Networks; formation of the networks and funding for the networks; data collecting and reporting requirements for the networks, and recipients of grants or funds. Recovery Housing is also defined.
OAR 415-052-0110 – Revolving Loan Fund Establishment of the Revolving Loan Fund. The Division will establish and administer a revolving loan fund to assist the establishment of recovery homes. This fund shall be known as the “Oregon Recovery Homes Revolving Loan Fund”. The revolving loan fund will be established with federal funds allocated for this purpose under 42 U.S.C. 300x-25 and may be supplemented with state funds designated for this purpose.
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.oregon.gov/oha/hsd/amh/Pages/index.aspx
According to WebBGAS, this state has indicated that it has established a revolving loan fund using SABG funds to develop RH for individuals in recovery.
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’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting https://www.oregon.gov/oha/hsd/amh/Pages/index.aspx
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 to include counseling, case management, community integration and skills restoration, and peer support.
Housing Assistance Funding: https://www.oregon.gov/OHCS/pages/index.aspx
Certified Recovery Residences
Ford Family Foundation
The Ford Family Foundation was established in 1957 by Kenneth Ford and Hallie Ford, with assets accumulated from Kenneth Ford’s business Roseburg Forest Products Company. The Foundation is based in Roseburg, Oregon and strives to provide equal opportunities for all individuals in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The Foundation also has a specific focus on supporting rural communities.
Regions: The Ford Family Foundation serves all of Oregon and rural Siskiyou County, California. The Foundation focuses almost entirely on rural counties.
Issues Supported: The Foundation’s top funding priorities include community and economic development, education, human services. Specific issue areas include childhood development, community needs, postsecondary success, and visual arts.
Grant Process and Application: There are no deadlines for responsive and technical assistance grants. Grant applications can be completed online. Find out more about grant programs and the application process by visiting the Foundation website.
Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Ford Family Foundation provided grants in the amount of $32 million.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Adapt Integrated Health Care is an Oregon organization dedicated to increasing access to health care, including mental health care and substance abuse treatment. The group provides transitional housing geared towards individuals recovering from substance abuse.
Meyer Memorial Trust
The Meyer Memorial Trust is based in Portland, Oregon, and was established in 1982 with the assets accumulated by Fred G. Meyer, from his chain of “all package” grocery stores. The Trust’s mission is to help all communities across Oregon to thrive.
Regions: The Meyer Memorial Trust serves all areas of Oregon, including both rural and non-rural counties.
Issues Supported: Meyer Memorial Trust’s main issue areas of focus include community building, equitable education, healthy environment, and housing opportunities. Justice Oregon for Black Lives and the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative are also key funding programs.
Grant Process and Application: Grant applications can be completed through an online portal. Applications for all grant programs open in the spring.
Grant-Making Per Year: In 2020, the Trust provided grants in the amount of $31 million.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Central City Concern in Portland, Oregon, is a group that provides services to help people living healthy lives. Services include employment resources, housing, health, and recovery support. The Central City Concern also provides sober recovery housing services for individuals recovering from substance abuse.
Oregon Community Foundation
The Oregon Community Foundation is based in Portland, Oregon, with regional offices in Bend, Salem, Eugene, and Medford. The Foundation funds organizations that support healthy Oregon communities.
Regions: The Oregon Community Foundation focuses on supporting all of Oregon, including both rural and non-rural counties. Although grant-making is primarily focused on Oregon, the Foundation also serves parts of Washington, including the rural counties of Clallam, Pacific, San Juan, Skamania, and Whitman.
Issues Supported: Oregon Community Foundation grantmaking focuses on arts and culture, education, economic development, and health and well-being. The second largest funding category is health, with nearly $154 million grant dollars allocated towards health in the last 5 years.
Grant Process and Application: The Oregon Community Foundation has many funds that accept applications. The Community Grant application process has two deadlines that are usually in January and July. Applications are completed and submitted through the Oregon Community Foundation’s online system. More information regarding application questions can be found online.
Grant-Making Per Year: The Oregon Community Foundation provided grants and scholarships in the amount of $227.9 million in 2020 and provided grants in the amount of $223.8 million in 2019.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: ShelterCare in Eugene, Oregon is a grantee that provides services and housing for individuals struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse. ShelterCare provides a healing residential environment and works to support and prepare individuals for reintegration into society.
Oregon Opioid Settlement Funds
Total Settlement Funds in Oregon
- $332 million
- 45% to the state through the Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Fund
- 55% 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
- Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, AttorneyGeneral@doj.state.or.us
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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