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Draft FY 2022 Recovery Housing Program Action Plan

Friday, December 17, 2021

15 Day Public Comment Period – December 17 – 31, 2021

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) would like to hear from District residents and stakeholders their feedback on the Recovery Housing Program (RHP) Action Plan.


The Recovery Housing Program (RHP) provides funding for states and the District of Columbia to provide stable, transitional housing for individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. The funding covers a period of not more than two years or until the individual secures permanent housing, whichever is earlier.

RHP was authorized under Section 8071 of the Support for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act. HUD published its formula in the Federal Register on April 17, 2019 (84 FR 16027), identifying the 25 eligible grantees and allocation percentages.

RHP eligible activities include:

  • Public facilities and improvements
  • Acquisition and disposition of real property
  • Payment of lease, rent, and utilities
  • Rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction of both single family, multifamily, and public housing
  • Clearance and demolition
  • Relocation
  • Administration and technical assistance

The District’s RHP Action Plan outlines the District’s plan to acquire and develop affordable rental housing for persons living with a substance use disorder (SUD).

Would you please click on the link below to view the plan?

After the citizen review process ends, DHCD will submit the documents to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Written statements may be mailed via United States Postal Service (USPS) to Drew Hubbard, Interim Director, DHCD, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020, or emailed to [email protected]. All public statements must be received by 5 p.m. on December 31, 2021.

Citizens will have a second opportunity to review the plan and present comments in January. For more information on the January posting, please send an email to [email protected].