April 12, 2019

House Authority Of The City Of Bluefield One of Many Receiving Federal Funds | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — The Housing Authority of the City of Bluefield was among the entities across West Virginia that shared in more than $13.5 million in federal funds, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. and Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. announced Thursday.

Manchin and Capito, who are both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $13,523,370 for 30 public housing authorities throughout the state of West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding from HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund will help West Virginia public housing authorities develop, finance and modernize their facilities as well as their management operations.

The Housing Authority of the City of Bluefield received $380,702, Capito and Manchin stated in their announcement.

“Investment in public housing infrastructure is critical to the health of our communities. Everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to have a roof over their head. These facilities serve as a temporary spot for individuals to get back on their feet and get their finances together. Without these facilities around our state and the country, there would be unimaginable homelessness and poverty that would cripple our economy. I applaud this funding for West Virginia and I will keep fighting to make sure that everyone has a chance and a roof over their head,” Manchin said.

“West Virginians look after their own, and none of our neighbors should be left without a roof over their head,” Capito stated. “While it is important that we create communities where all West Virginians have the opportunity to lift themselves up, providing safe places to live in the interim is a critical part of helping them achieve the American Dream. This funding will support our local housing agencies in that goal.”


By:  Staff Writers