AzRHA's Quality and Operational Standards

Each member housing location is inspected annually to ensure full compliance the below set of standards.

Safety and Health Standards

  • Smoke alarms installed in every room.
  • Fire evacuation maps posted in conspicuous locations throughout the home.
  • Currently tagged fire extinguishers in kitchen and dining areas.
  • Maintain clean, cosmetically maintained, and debris free yards, living areas, bedrooms, and driveways.
  • OSHA approved extension cords and GFI plugs in bathrooms, kitchen, and pool areas as required.
  • Emergency contact information posted in conspicuous location.
  • Five residents maximum per properly operating bathroom, excluding one staff member.
  • Attic access clear of debris.
  • Motor vehicles stored per City Code.
  • Properly inspected and operational heating and cooling systems.
  • Fully functional and clean kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Adequate food storage space for residents.
  • Property address clearly visible on property.
  • Proper disposal areas for cigarettes.
  • No open flames, no fire hazards, smoke free environment.

Operations and Management Standards

  • ** All program policy documents should be stored in a binder that allows residents to easily access program rules and policies.**
  • Clearly defined written policies, rules, and regulations, copies provided prior to inspection.
  • Clearly defined written consequences for infractions of program policies, rules, and regulations, copies provided prior to inspection.
  • Written non-discrimination policy, copies provided prior to inspection.
  • Clearly defined written grievance procedure policy, copies provided prior to inspection.
  • Clearly defined written discharge policy, copies provided prior to inspection.
  • Program is able to articulate disposal methods for illegal drugs/medications on property.
  • House rules and regulations are posted in conspicuous location.
  • Program conducts random urine testing and breathalyzer tests.
  • Participants are required to attend 12 Step or other comparable recovery program.
  • Program holds, at minimum, weekly mandatory participant meetings.
  • Recovery resource material is available to participants.
  • Program maintains personal information for each participant, example provided prior to inspection.
  • Program staff conducts regular internal safety and health inspections with a checklist being completed and stored for future reference, example provided prior to inspection.
  • Program provides intake orientation and subsequent reviews.
  • Program has a sign in/out board to track participants and registers all guests.
  • Program is able to articulate minimum sober time required for staff and articulate training/support offered to staff to ensure he/she is capable of managing house.
  • Management and house leaders sign and abide by a code of ethics.
  • Program is in compliance with the Federal Fair Housing Act.
  • First aid kit is provided and easily accessible.