June 14, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $28 Million in Funding for West Virginia Housing Programs

Washington D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced more than $28 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for West Virginia housing programs across the state.

“We know the importance of helping out our neighbors in times of need in West Virginia,” Senator Manchin said. “This funding will enable communities across the state to improve public housing and promote safe and stable living environments. This funding ensures that those who are struggling to get by, including children, seniors and Veterans, have a roof over their heads and have access to the resources and support they need to get back on their feet.”  

“All West Virginians deserve a place to call home,” Senator Capito said. “This funding will provide support that will allow housing programs across the state to continue delivering important resources to our most vulnerable citizens and helping them find access to safe and stable living conditions.”

Individual Awards Listed Below:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is one of the longest-running programs at HUD that helps fund affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development:

  • Beckley City – $289,351
  • Charleston – $1,364,719 
  • Huntington – $1,596,066
  • Martinsburg  – $274,833
  • Morgantown – $374,014
  • Parkersburg – $757,064
  • Vienna City – $92,799
  • Weirton – $375,660
  • Wheeling – $1,072,464
  • West Virginia Nonentitlement – $12,288,766

HOME Investment Partnerships is a flexible program designed to serve local housing needs for low and very low-income Americans. HOME funds tenant-based rental assistance, housing rehabilitation, assistance to homebuyers, housing construction, site acquisition and other housing development projects.

  • Huntington – $511,948
  • Charleston – $471,112
  • Martinsburg – $341, 540
  • Parkersburg – $242,510
  • Wheeling – $242,636
  • West Virginia Nonentitlement – $3,533,696

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) helps fund services such as rehabilitation or new construction of housing units, costs for facility operations, rental assistance and short-term payments to prevent homelessness.

  • West Virginia Nonentitlement – $400,540

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is a grant program where recipients usually award the grant to nonprofit organizations. ESG funds efforts to engage homeless individuals and families on the street, improve the number and quality of emergency shelters, provide services to shelter residents, rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families as well as prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.

  • Huntington – $140,173
  • West Virginia Nonentitlement – $1,527,780

Housing Trust Fund is a new affordable housing production program that is funded from fees generated by certain Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac activities. Funding is typically used for the production or preservation of affordable housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, and/or rehabilitation of housing.

  • West Virginia Nonentitlement – $3,000,000