The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs is partnering with the Family and Social Services Administration to launch the Recovery Housing Pilot Program. The program will allocate funding for communities to provide transitional housing for people in recovery from substance use disorder.

The state has received more than $1.7 million to administer the program, which will be used for building or rehabilitating facilities to provide temporary, supportive housing.

“Many people in our state are struggling to overcome substance use disorder,” OCRA Executive Director Denny Spinner, said in a news release. “Through RHP, communities can help these Hoosiers by providing a roof over their heads as they continue on their road to recovery.”

Eligible applicants must be an entitlement city, non-entitlement city, county or incorporated town with the legal capacity to carry out the program. OCRA says applicants may contract with a nonprofit organization as well. 

OCRA says the individuals treated at the facilities established through the program must be low-moderate income, based on standards from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Applications for the RHP will be accepted through October 29. You can learn more about the program by clicking here.