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In 2018, the United States Congress passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act) to address substance use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment. Section 8071 of the SUPPORT Act authorizes the Recovery Housing Program (RHP). RHP funds are allocated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to allow states to provide stable, transitional housing for individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. The RHP is a program within federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs, with rules modified by Federal Register Notice FR-6225-N-01.

FloridaCommerce was awarded a total of $1,657,114 in RHP funding. FloridaCommerce's RHP Action Plan will guide the use of the allocation.

FloridaCommerce has identified a specific need for additional recovery housing and services for the veterans community within the state. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs FFY 2017 population estimates reflect that Florida has the third largest veteran population among all states in the nation.

FFY 2020-2021 Application Cycle

The application cycle opened on September 9, 2022, and closed on October 14, 2022.

In November 2022, Governor DeSantis awarded $1.5 million to provide transitional housing for Floridians and veterans recovering from substance abuse through RHP.

Eligible Subrecipients

Eligible subrecipients include public and private nonprofit organizations and local governments that have proven experience in providing services to veterans in recovery to help them attain self-sufficiency and individual recovery goals. Eligible subrecipients will be limited to local governments and public and private nonprofit organizations that best meet the defined evaluation criteria.

Eligible Activities

  • Public Facilities and Improvements
  • Acquisition of Real Property
  • Lease, Rent, and Utilities
  • Residential Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Single-Units
  • Residential Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Multi-Units
  • Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Public Housing
  • Relocation
  • Expansion of Existing Eligible Activities to Include New Construction

RHP Application Webinar

On September 15, 2022, FloridaCommerce held a webinar to provide an overview of the process and technical assistance to complete and submit an application.

RHP Application Information and Documents

Draft FFY 2022-2023 RHP Action Plan

FloridaCommerce has prepared the Draft RHP Action Plan for public comment in fulfillment of the requirements of the program. A public hearing will be held in person and online on August 8, 2023. The FFY 2022-2023 RHP Action Plan will be submitted to HUD.

FFY 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan Public Hearing:

  • Date and Time: August 8, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time
  • Join Online: Join Live Microsoft Teams Event
  • Join Via Telephone: 850-988-5144; Conference ID: 454 206 135# or
  • Join In-Person: FloridaCommerce     
    • 107 E. Madison St., Caldwell Building, Room 114
    • Tallahassee, Florida

RHP Application Cycle

Cycle Opens:
September 9, 2022

Cycle Closes: October 14, 2022

The Recovery Housing Program Webinar was held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Eastern Time.

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