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Recovery Housing Repairs Fund

Watch this Informational Video to find out the eligibility requirements
Does your Recovery House...
  1. Meet the definition of Recovery Housing in the Ohio Revised Code

  2. NOT currently certified by ORH

  3. Owned by the organization operating the recovery housing  OR owned by the county board

  4. Recently participated in a quality review for ORH certification

5. And have physical barriers to receiving an Ohio Recovery Housing certification 

The ORH Recovery Housing Repairs Fund may help!

ORH Recovery Housing Repairs Fund


The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Development have set aside funds from the Housing and Urban Development Recovery Housing Pilot Program to fund the Recovery Housing Repair Fund.  Ohio Recovery Housing (ORH) is distributing these funds.  

The purpose of these funds is to increase the number of recovery homes in Ohio that meet nationally recognized standards for quality with regards to their physical property.  Organizations may apply for up to $10,000 per property to engage in physical property quality improvement efforts.  If the repair needed is over $10,000 the fund may reimburse up to $10,000, if the organization is able demonstrate that they have funding to cover the remaining expense.  Multiple repairs to the property may be included in the application, but the total amount may not exceed $10,000 per property.  

Organizations must apply for ORH certification in order to be eligible for funds.  Organizations must have have had an onsite dwelling review visit in the 12 months prior to submitting the application.  These funds are only available for physical property improvements that are identified by on-site reviewers as being needed in order to meet minimum standards for quality.  

Eligible Properties 

  1. Meet the definition of Recovery Housing in the Ohio Revised Code: "Recovery housing" means housing for individuals recovering from alcoholism or drug addiction that provides an alcohol and drug-free living environment, peer support, assistance with obtaining alcohol and drug addiction services, and other alcoholism and drug addiction recovery assistance."

  2. Are NOT Currently certified by ORH

  3. Are owned by the organization operating the recovery housing OR by the county board

Application Process

To apply for funds, an organization must 

  1. Apply for ORH Certification and complete the ORH Certification Review Process, including completing the policy and procedure review component as well as an onsite interview and dwelling review (Steps 1 through 8). LEARN CERTIFICATION PROCESS

  2. After the dwelling review, the organization will receive a report listing needed quality improvements.  

  3. The organization will then submit an application to ORH listing any estimated expenses needed for the quality improvements. ORH will review applications.  If application is approved and once repairs are completed, the organization will submit documentation to ORH of actual expenses as well as documentation that the work was completed.  Depending on the exact nature of the repair, this may be photographs, a virtual meeting with a video walk through, a follow up site visit, or other documentation as determined by ORH.  ORH will then reimburse the organization for the expenses once approved repairs are verified by ORH.  

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