May 31, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Assist Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that four West Virginia housing facilities will receive a total of $127,536 from the Department of Veterans Affairs for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The grants will help end homelessness among the veteran population in West Virginia by providing financial assistance to help homeless veterans find housing and seek additional services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“West Virginia’s Veterans have put their own lives in harm’s way to keep the rest of us safe, and it is simply unacceptable that so many of them are living in poverty,” Senator Manchin said. “We owe these men and women the best care when they return home, and that begins with making sure they have access to safe and adequate housing. These funds will provide our Veterans and their families with the housing assistance they need and deserve.”

“West Virginia’s communities are known for coming together during tough times and helping neighbors in need,” said Senator Capito. “We owe this kind of support to our veterans who have risked their lives so we may enjoy the many freedoms we cherish today. I am glad this funding is headed to West Virginia to support veterans in need of a home.”

Individual grant awards are listed below:

  • $24,180 – Charleston/Kanawha Housing Authority
  • $20,160 – Clarksburg/Harrison Housing Authority
  • $49,680 – Grant County Housing Authority
  • $33,516 – Housing Authority of Raleigh County