Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.) earlier this month announced that counties throughout West Virginia will receive $7.9 million to develop decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. These funds are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
“Funding for public housing is an investment in the future of West Virginia,” said Rockefeller.
“Communities across the state will be able to improve public housing projects and promote safe and stable living environments — something that every West Virginian deserves.”
“It is so important to support our communities and help our neighbors who are in need,” Manchin said.
“These programs do just that, offering hope to West Virginians who are struggling through difficult times and providing them with the support system needed to get back on their feet and contribute to their communities.”
Housing authorities receiving funding include: Boone County, Mingo County, Raleigh County, Beckley, Benwood, Bluefield, Buckhannon, Charleston, Clarksburg, Dunbar, Elkins, Fairmont, Grafton, Huntington, Keyser, Martinsburg, Moundsville, Mount Hope, Parkersburg, Piedmont, Point Pleasant, Romney, South Charleston, Spencer, St. Albans, Weirton, Weston, Wheeling, Williamson and Jackson County.
HUD’s Capital Fund provides funding to public housing agencies (PHAs) for capital and management activities, including modernization and development of public housing. The Capital Fund also permits PHAs to use the funds for payments of debt and customary financing costs. In 2012, HUD will make available approximately $1.8 billion to 3,100 grantees.