Opioid Policy Research Collaborative

Harm Reduction Housing (HRH)

Project Overview

Harm Reduction Housing (HRH) locations quickly re-house people without requiring sobriety, offering harm reduction services onsite. These services save lives and help homeless individuals who use drugs connect to care when they want it and start treatment. It is unclear how offering harm reduction services in transitional housing affects treatment experiences, the local drug supply, or drug use behaviors. Our study examines how HRH affects individual drug use, social cohesion, collective efficacy, and health outcomes. Rapid translation of these findings is needed to help jurisdictions address housing crises effectively and humanely.