Housing Rights

The City of Costa Mesa

The City of Costa Mesa has passed two ordinances designed to severely restrict the access to recovery housing for disabled individuals. Unlike their neighbor Newport Beach, Costa Mesa’s laws affect shared housing in all residential neighborhoods — not just single family zones. One of the laws also compels housing providers to pay for transportation for …

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Recovery and Social Benefits of Sober Living

DePaul University Study: Sober living produces outcomes superior to traditional outpatient treatment (2006) – This study found compelling evidence that sober living improves outcomes for abstinence, employment and criminality at two years, relative to standard outpatient/self-help treatment approaches. American Planning Association: Policy Guide on Community Residences – This guide cites studies showing that recovery housing and …

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Know Your Legal Rights

Know your Legal Rights and Protections for Housing for Persons with Disabilities There are federal and state legal protections for housing rights for persons of disabilities, such as people with alcoholism and other drug addictions, mental illness, and developmental disabilities, to name a few. Unfortunately, these rights have not been well publicized. Therefore, the people who …

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