Recovery Housing

Recovery housing is characterized as a safe and healthy living environment that promotes abstinence from alcohol and other drugs and enhances participation and retention in recovery supports, including Medication Assisted Recovery. Key components include, but are not limited to, the social model of recovery, peer support, accountability, relapse prevention strategies, and employment skills training as residents transition to living independently and productively in the community.

Ohio Revised Code statues for Recovery Housing: 

Recovery House Maps

OhioMHAS and Recovery Housing Development Guidebook

Funding Awards

OhioMHAS has distributed recovery housing funding to operators across Ohio to develop and expand recovery housing capacity. These funds are a result of working with members of the legislature to prioritize funding for recovery housing in response to a need clearly identified in communities. Below is a chart outlining funding made available since 2014.

Year Funding Source Allocation
2015 General Revenue Fund $5 million
2016 General Revenue Fund $2.5 million
2015-2016 Capital $5 million
2017 General Revenue Fund $2.5 million
2018 General Revenue Fund $1 million
2019 General Revenue Fund $2.5 million
2018-2019 Capital $20 million


OhioMHAS has a Bureau of Capital Planning Office which supports local Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Boards (ADAMH) with Capital funding requests. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Capital Planning office or your local ADAMH Board.

Update of Recovery Housing Funding: SFY18: 25 Capital recovery housing projects with 242 beds have been funded for people with addiction who have received treatment and want to continue to focus on their recovery in a sober, accountable environment. Recovery Housing Initiative (GRF) funds assisted at least 121 operators to sustain and expand recovery housing through new and existing partnerships with local ADAMH Boards. SFY19: 2 Capital projects with 10 beds of recovery housing have been funded.

Related Resources

Ohio Recovery Housing

Ohio Recovery Housing (ORH) is an alliance for individuals and organizations operating quality recovery housing in Ohio. ORH is a state affiliate of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR), which creates and maintains standards of excellence for recovery housing.

Using the Associate Locator search feature on the ORH website, you can search for recovery housing for yourself or someone else.