Recovery Housing in Indianapolis

Services: Data analysis, Policy analysis, Program evaluation, Survey analysis, Survey design

Research Areas: Housing & Community Development, Public Safety, Criminal Justice

The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention contracted with the IU Public Policy Institute to investigate the number and characteristics of recovery housing programs in Indianapolis, and how those programs fit into the broader community of homeless service providers within the Indianapolis Continuum of Care. HUD defines recovery housing as “housing in an abstinence-focused and peer-supported community for people recovering from substance use issues.” These programs help individuals recover from substance use and abuse by building community through activity participation among residents, having many staff members who are in recovery, and support individual choice in participating in the programming.


Expert Team

Breanca  Merritt
  • Breanca Merritt, PhD
  • Senior Research Analyst
  • 317-261-3029
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