Recovery Housing Program

Program Summary

To help combat the record numbers of overdoses and deaths from substance abuse, MaineHousing is making up to $875,000 of Recovery Housing Program (RHP) funds available under this RFP for qualified developers to produce, preserve and/or rehabilitate transitional rental housing for households in recovery from a substance use disorder who are low- or moderate-income.  The Recovery Housing Program (RHP) is a pilot program funded by the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.  

Recovery Housing Program (RHP) - HUD Exchange


Eligible applicants are:

  • Not-for-profit organizations; and
  • Indian Tribes.

RHP eligible activities are:

  • Acquisition and/or rehabilitation of existing rental housing units,
  • Adaptive re-use of existing buildings for rental housing, and
  • New construction of rental housing units.

RHP-funding is for transitional housing to cover a period of not more than 24 months or until the individual secures permanent housing, whichever is earlier. All RHP-funded units must serve households with low- or moderate-income (80% or less of Area Median Income) for a minimum of 30 years.

More Info

Pre-Applications are due March 3, 2022. Full Applications are due March 31, 2022. For more information on program eligibility, priorities, and how to apply, download and review the Program Guide.

Mark Wiesendanger, Director of Development 

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