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Role of Federal Housing and Community Development Programs to Support Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, August 16, 2018   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the August 16, 2018 hearing on "Role of Federal Housing and Community Development Programs to Support Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery," held before the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance of the Committee on Financial Services. From the opening statement of Sean P. Duffy: "On March 29 of last year President Trump signed an Executive Order to establish the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis and the House began its work by moving legislation. We have passed 50 bills related to addressing the opioid crisis ranging from treatment and recovery, to prevention, to the THRIVE (Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments) Act, championed by Chairman Barr. Mr. Barr's bill recognizes that sometimes you have to use resources outside of traditional rehab programs to treat addicts and help them prepare for becoming a productive member of society. The THRIVE Act would create a program setting aside 10,000 housing choice vouchers for individuals suffering from addiction. Those people would be able to use vouchers with transitional housing nonprofits that focus on maintaining sobriety, teaching valuable skills for jobs, and obtaining employment as they transition back into society. They'll have 24 months to complete the treatment program but most importantly are able to do so in a drug- and alcohol-free, clean, safe, and supportive structured environment." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David Boggs, Ernie Fletcher, Edwin King, Lisa Minton, Tim Robinson, Jerod Thomas, and Sharon L. Walsh.

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Serial No. 115-112
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2018
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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