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State accepting applications for substance abuse recovery housing program

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Indiana wants to provide temporary housing for people recovering from substance abuse issues. The federal government provided the state with nearly $2 million for the Recovery Housing Pilot Program.

The money will go to communities around the state that set up transitional housing for people in recovery from substance abuse disorders. It can be used to build facilities or renovate existing ones. It’s open to cities and counties, and those local governments can partner with non-profits for their projects.

The programs are meant to help lower-income Hoosiers who need temporary housing while they recover. And the facilities must meet national standards of care, with staff that help Hoosiers in their recovery.

Applications are due to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs by Oct. 29.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.