Nationa Sober Living Association
Below are the questions the NSLA inspectors will be asking when they review your home. Make sure your home is fully prepared prior to the inspection date.
Every place in the home must be clean, well maintained and free of pest infestation, fire or safety hazards. Below are a few examples of items to look for:
- Any signs of roach, ant or other pest infestation problems.
- Kitchen and appliances clean and well maintained.
- At least one refrigerator for every six (6) residents.
- Adequate and clean food storage space provided.
- Clutter, piles of newspapers, clothes or other stored materials creating a fire or safety hazard.
- Bathrooms are clean and orderly. No personal items left in shower, such as razors or other self-care items.
- Reasonable personal space in bedrooms and provide all residents with adequate space.
- Six (6) or fewer residents share a bathroom.
- The furniture and furnishing are clean and of reasonable quality.
Home must meet basic safety requirements. Below are a few examples of items to look for:
- Smoke detectors in every sleeping room, hallway and kitchen
- A fire extinguisher 6 to 8 feet from stove and 4 to 6 feet from the floor.
- A fire extinguisher on all levels of the house, 4 to 6 feet from the floor.
- A carbon monoxide detector installed in every bedroom and on each level of the house.
- At least two properly identified exits in case of emergencies.
- The property address on the front of the house is clearly visible from the street.
- The home address, emergency and utility phone numbers are posted in a highly visible location.
- No smoking or vaping is allowed inside the home.
- Smoking is prohibited in any areas that could be considered a fire hazard or a problem for neighbors. The smoking areas have approved safety disposal containers for smoking materials
- The home and any other permanent structures meet local building and safety codes (indicate management verification or visual appearance as observed by inspector.
- The house and grounds are well kept and consistent with the quality of the neighborhood.
Management & Document Review
- The owner and house leader/manager has completed the Leadership Training workshop or is scheduled to attend within a year of application. Copy of all certificates in facility’s office.
- There is a clear, concise and written description of the operation of the home.
- There are clear acceptance criteria for all applicants for intake procedures.
- There is a Personal Data Information Sheet, with emergency contact, for each applicant and resident.
- Every resident/household member has signed a household agreement that covers all the rules before entry into the home.
- The home has General Liability coverage of at least $500,000.
All owners, managers/leaders signed the NSLA Code of Ethics.