Action Plan Amendment – July 20, 2022
The Pilot Program to Help Individuals in Recovery from a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Become Stably Housed (Recovery Housing Program, or RHP) was authorized under Section 8071 of the Support for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act. The RHP supports individuals in recovery on their path to self-sufficiency. By providing stable housing to support recovery, RHP aims to support efforts for independent living. More specifically, RHP provides the funds to develop housing or maintain housing and recovery services for individuals impacted by a substance use disorder.
The Department of Finance and Administration – Local Government Division (DFA-LGD) has authorized MFA to serve as administrator of New Mexico’s Recovery Housing Program (RHP) to include development of the RHP action plan and implementation of activities described in the plan.
MFA will guide the use of approximately $940,000 of the FY2020, $902,621 of the FY2021 and $1,013,918 of the FY2022 funding received by the State through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for the period July 1, 2021, through September 1, 2027.
If you are interested in receiving updates on Recovery Housing, please fill out the following form:
Recovery Housing Program Interest Form
Local governments, public and private non-profit organizations, and Indian tribes who demonstrate the ability to offer recovery housing services. Public and private nonprofit organizations can be located in all geographic areas within the State of New Mexico, including CDBG entitlement areas. Public and private nonprofit organizations must be exempt from taxation under subtitle C of section 501(c), have an accounting system, a voluntary board, actively engaged in recovery housing efforts in New Mexico or previously engaged in recovery housing efforts in New Mexico, and practice nondiscrimination in the provision of assistance. Assistance may be provided to primarily religious organizations that agree to provide all eligible activities in a manner that is free from religious influence.
Agencies are required to comply with HUD FHEO (Fair Housing Equal Opportunity) federal fair housing laws and have established policies and procedures that ensure equal access all individuals.
Agencies are required to have a primary mission to provide recovery housing.
RHP funds may be used for activities under 24 CFR 570.201(c) or section 105(a)(2) of the HCD Act (42 USC 5305(a)(2)) only for the purpose of providing stable, temporary housing for individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder in accordance with Section 8071 and this notice.
Eligible activities are being amended to include the following:
- Public Facilities and Improvements
- Acquisition of Real Property
- Lease, Rent, and Utilities
- Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Single Unit Residential Buildings
- Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Multi Unit Residential Buildings
- Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Public Housing
- Disposition of Real Property
- Clearance and Demolition
- Expansion of Existing Eligible Activities to Include New Construction
MFA will hold a virtual public hearing on July 28, 2022 at 10am MT to discuss the RHP Action Plan and invites public comment on the plan. To attend the public hearing, register using the below link:
RHP Overview and NOFA Training
MFA will conduct a Recovery Housing Program Overview and NOFA Training for agencies interested in applying for an award. The training will be held September 21, 2022, from 9am to 12pm. If you are interested in attending, fill out the form below:
NOFA Training Interest Form:
NOFA Application and Submission
The RHP Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) will be available on or about September 13, 2022 and will be open for at least 90 days, closing on or about December 21, 2022. Applications received during the 90-day period will be prioritized according to their ability to meet the Mandatory Priorities Imposed in the SUPPORT Act.
Mandatory Priorities Imposed by the Support Act:
The SUPPORT Act requires all grantees to distribute RHP funds giving priority to entities with the greatest need and ability to deliver effective assistance in a timely manner. Grantees must use RHP funds in a manner that reflects these priorities.
Recovery Housing Program NOFA Training and Technical Assistance Video (the video will be posted after the September 21, 2022)
RHP NOFA (will be posted on or about September 13, 2022)