April 03, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $66,000 For Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Vouchers

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announce $66,371 in funding for West Virginia through the U.S. Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH). The funding will be used for vouchers to assist homeless veterans and their families obtain affordable, safe housing as well as supportive services, such as mental health treatment.

“In West Virginia we are always willing to help our neighbors in their time of need and this is especially true for our Veterans,” Senator Manchin said. “This funding will support housing initiatives for Veterans and their families in Clarksburg, Delbarton and Beckley promoting safer and healthier communities. Ensuring those who may be struggling have a roof over their heads is at the core of our values in West Virginia and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee I will continue to advocate for these resources for our communities.”

“Our veterans have risked so much to protect American lives and defend our democratic principles. That’s why it’s so important that we work to ensure they and their families are taken care of,” Senator Capito said. “These vouchers help West Virginia veterans and their families find safe, well-kept homes in their communities. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for resources that help ensure our veterans are cared for.”

Individual awards are listed below:

  • $24,263 to the Raleigh County Housing Authority.
  • $22,462 to the Clarksburg-Harrison Regional Housing Authority.
  • $19,646 to the Housing Authority of Mingo County.