Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Items to Avoid

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Items to Avoid During Your Application Process

Avoid asking for any information that is not relevant when deciding to allow a person to move into the home such as race or mental health status.

For example, it is not recommended to ask for a person’s race on the application form, as this information is not needed for you to decide if the person is eligible to move into the home. You may need this information for grant reporting or other funding reporting purposes. You can ask to collect the information once the resident has been accepted into the program.

Collecting such information prior to making your determination may lead to confusion. For example, a resident may believe that you had to use their response about their race to decide if they should be allowed to move into the home, when that was not your intention. You can avoid this confusion by not asking these questions during the application process.

Similarly, avoid asking questions about a person’s mental health history. You do not want to inadvertently discriminate against a person who has a mental health disability.  You can have criteria that require that individuals are able to care for themselves and others, but making assumptions that individuals with specific diagnosis are automatically unable to be eligible for your program may be considered discriminatory.

Course Syllabus

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Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Journal Exercise #1
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Introduction
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Having a Clear and Measurable Process
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Having a Clear and Measurable Process cont.
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Having a Clear and Measurable Process cont.
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Having a Clear and Measurable Process cont.
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Assessment #1
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Create Resident Application Criteria that are Clear, Measurable and Consistent
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Journal Exercise #2
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Journal Exercise #2 cont.
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Journal Exercise #3
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Journal Exercise #3 cont.
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Journal Exercise #4
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Journal Exercise #4 cont.
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Evaluation Criteria Required to Meet National Quality Standards
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Required Evaluation Criteria for Level III Recovery House
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Required Evaluation Criteria for Level II Recovery House
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Required Evaluation Criteria for Level I Recovery House
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Other Criteria
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Assessment #2
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Documents
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Journal Exercise #5
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Developing an Evaluation Process
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Items to Avoid
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Separate Recovery Housing Application from Other Applications
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Other Considerations
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Resident Governance
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Create a Scoring Rubric
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Draft Your Process
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: Assessment #3
Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation: NEXT STEPS